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lay down date

lay down date  n.— «Booksellers have been required to refrain from selling the book until then, in what is known as a “lay down” date in the publishing world, a tactic typically used for giant best-selling books such as the...

hummy

hummy  n.— «“He said the magazine was interested in publishing some of my hummingbird photos.”…The magazine featured a page of text and what English fondly refers to as her “centerfold of hummies.”» —“Local...

gister

gister  n.— «I think bloggers are going to become contract writers, “gisters” (I got this term from Dan Brown’s novel Digital Fortress) who condense and summarize news for companies, and a myriad of other publishing related...

listicle

listicle  n.— «People who haven’t worked in the publishing industry (or haven’t worked at the Voice) don’t necessarily know that “best of” issues are generally a chance for the editorial staff to phone it in. Inside jokes, lazy...

ARC

ARC  n.— «The advanced reading copy, or ARC in the publishing world, is a vital part of marketing of books.» —“Advanced book copies build buzz for sellers” by David Steinberg Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) May...

hocker

hocker  n.— «Some reporters are hockers, which may be true. However, once they begin publishing what they hock, Rabbis may be reticent to speak to them…Of course, there are Hockers which have poor information & hockers with...