A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the PubSpeak Definition Contest over the weekend. You all came up with some amazing (and fairly spot-on) definitions, and it was very hard to pick just one winner.
So we picked two!
Yes, Tracy “PubSpeak” Marchini and I decided on a tie, and the winners are (drumroll)….
Rachel Wilkerson and Chris Karem! Congrats to you both!
Rachel’s winning entry: Novelette: a published work by any woman who is called “the female version” of a prominent male author.
PubSpeak definition: A complete work of fiction that is generally between 7,500 and 17,500 words in length.
Chris’ winning entry: Advance: Something so small even the IRS wonders why you claim it as income.
PubSpeak definition: A payment made to an author or other party by a publisher, most often divided into two to four smaller payments that are due at certain benchmarks in the publishing process. An advance is a payment against forthcoming royalties.
For those of you who didn’t win, you still had awesome submissions, trust us. And we hope that even though you won’t be getting a free copy of PubSpeak from Tracy, you will still purchase this educational tool yourself from the following retailers: Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Amazon UK.
Thanks again everyone!