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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Definitions of Some Literary Terms

I found these definitions at Guide To Literary Agents Editors Blog and thought they might be of interest.

Family Saga:
A story that chronicles the lives of a family or a number of related or interconnected families over a period of time.

Hook: Aspect of the work that sets it apart from others and draws in the reader/viewer.

Mass Market Paperbacks: Softcover books, usually 4x7, on a popular subject directed at a general audience and sold in groceries, drugstores and bookstores.

Subagent: An agent handling certain subsidiary rights, usually working in conjunction with the agent who handled the book rights.

Leftover copies of an out-of-print or slow-selling book purchased from the publisher at a reduced rate. Depending on the contract, a reduced royalty or no royalty is paid to the author on remaindered books.

TOC: Table of contents. A listing at the beginning fo a book indicating chapter titles and their corresponding page numbers. It can also include brief chapter descriptions.

To see a comprehensive list posted on their blog, click here.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I see you are still trying to keep me on track....LOL.
Thanks for the helpful tips..love and prayers, andrea