I saw this link to Tom's Glossary of Book Publishing Terms on Rightreading.com (Thomas Christensen)
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. For authors out there, perhaps enjoy is not the right word!
ADVANCE: A secret code signalling to the marketing department whether or not to promote a title.
ADVANCE COPY: A bound book that when opened by an editor will instantly expose an embarrassing mistake.
AGENT: An intellectual property and contract law specialist who is unable to pass the bar.
ANTHOLOGY: An artifact that has been superseded by stacks of velo-bound photocopied pages, usually unnumbered and with text cut off at the edges, known as CLASS READERS.
AUTHOR: A large class of individuals (approximately three times as numerous as readers) serving a promotional function in book marketing or providing make-work for editorial interns.
AUTHOR BIO: A piece of creative writing whose length varies inversely with the attractiveness of the person depicted in the AUTHOR PHOTO.
AUTHOR PHOTO: Pictorial fiction. Authors always choose photos that emphasize that quality in which they feel most deficient.
AUTHOR TOUR: A hazing ritual intended to make authors compliant to their publishers.
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