Friday, 4 September 2015


In the veritable minefield of Indie books and shameless self-promotion, it helps to have a guide through the world of 'book speak', or 'what an author says versus what they really mean'.





Defies categorisation = I couldn't make my mind up what genre I wanted to write in

Slow builder = I didn't know how to write a good start

Keeps you guessing = I haven't done a very good job of explaining things

Thought provoking = not much happens

Award winning = My mum gave me a gold star for it

Multi-award winning = My mum and my second grade teacher gave me gold stars

Also...

Novel = Book

Novella = Short book

Short Story = Too short to be a book

Literary fiction = A posh book

Children's Literature = A kids' book

Young Adult = Slightly older kids' book

New Adult = Still a kids' book

And finally...

Ghost writer = Someone who can't come up with their own idea for a book

Editor = Someone who likes to see their name inside a book

Translator = Someone who speaks more than one language badly

Illustrator = Someone who communicates through drawings

Cover Designer = Someone who communicates through stock photos

Feel free to add your own below in the comments section!

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