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|Subject: Useful terms Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:33 pm|| |
I found this on Melissa Ford's website. http://www.stirrup-queens.com/publishing-terms/
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- Publishing Terms
Here are terms you’ll need to know in order to understand the world of publishing.
Advance: the money paid before the book is on the shelves based on a prediction for how much the publisher believes the book has the potential to earn (usually calculated as 1/3 of the royalties for the first print run).
Agency Agreement: a contract between the writer and the agent, outlining the relationship.
Agent: a person who represents the writer, opening doors to publishers and negotiating contacts and the relationship between the publisher and the writer.
Big Six Publishers: six large publishing houses, all found in New York. They are Hachette, Random House, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.
Book Doctor: freelance editors who are paid by the writer to help them rework their book before representation.
Copyediting: searching for mechanical errors in the manuscript and stylistic inconsistencies.
Editor: the person at the publishing house who will help you get your manuscript in order contentwise.
Galley: a proof of the final manuscript that the writer can examine before the book goes to print. Galleys are sometimes also sent out to reviewers.
Independent Press: traditionally, a small press (in other words, anyone who is not a subsidiary of the Big Six). There has been a movement in the self-publishing world to rename self-publishing “independent publishing,” but traditionally, independent publishers pay the author and contain all the same protocols as the Big Six publishers.
Proofreading: the final examination of the manuscript for any errors before the printing.
Publisher: the person at the publishing house who is responsible for overseeing the life of the book from acquisition to publicity.
Royalties: the percentage of the book sale that goes to the author.
Self-Publishing: utilizing a “print-on-demand” system, authors can pay to have their book created and sold through online outlets such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com.
Small Press: any press that is not one of the Big Six.
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|Subject: Re: Useful terms Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:14 am|| |
I never realized that galley in this sense was part of the publishing vernacular as is defined. the things you learn while slinging.
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|Subject: Re: Useful terms Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:26 am|| |
Yeah, I didn't know that either. I love learning stuff like that, though. Someday when I sell my book and my agent asks me to look over the galley, I'll be all cool about it.
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