To accommodate the new comment from BR, I’m moving the following post from my old blog, Frozen Coagulated Culture, over here. This provides a place for people to leave comments.
Originally posted May 07, 2006
New at rightreading.com, a glossary of book publishing terms.
A few sample entries:
BOOK REVIEW: A recycled press release offered to publishers by newspaper and magazine sales departments as an inducement to advertising.
DEADLINE: An item that exists to be renegotiated and revised. In his famous paradox, the Greek philosopher Zeno proved that deadlines can never be met.
FOREIGN MARKET: The part of the country outside New York City.
FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR: An annual international exhibition of artwork on paper.
LINE EDITOR: An escort charged with limiting an author’s consumption of cocaine.
MAINSTREAM FICTION: The pretense that there is a group of readers who can be reached through writing that is sufficiently unspecific as to exclude no one.