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Big Five (Formally Big Six) - The Big Five are the major traditional publishing companies that publish the majority of the books that you see in physical book stores, like Barnes and Noble. They used to be the Big Six before Penguin and Random House combined to become one company. The Big Five Publishing Companies are: Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Macmillan. To learn more, see my article on the different ways to publish you can publish your story.
KDP - This acronym stands for "Kindle Direct Publishing." It's the part of Amazon where people can self-publish their books.
KU - This acronym stands for "Kindle Unlimited." Read my article on Kindle Unlimited.
Plot Bunnies - See my article about plot bunnies.
Novella - A story that's length is between the length of a short story and the length of a novel.
Query Letter - This is a letter you write and send, usually to an agent, publishing company, or editor, that introduces you and your book when you're requesting publication somewhere. The person you send it to reads the query letter and if they're interested in your story, may request for you to send more information about it to them. A query letter usually includes only basic information about yourself and a brief summary of the main problem your character(s) face(s) in your story.
Self-publishing - This is when you are your own publisher for your story. You pay all the costs out of pocket and take on all the responsibilities of getting a book ready for publication. To learn more, read my article on the different ways you can publish your story.
Small Press (Indie Press) Publishing - When your story gets published by a publishing company that isn't one of the Big Five publishing companies. To learn more about this type of publishing, read my article on the different ways you can publish your stories.
Synopsis (pl. Synopses) - A synopsis contains a brief summary of the entire plot of your story-beginning, middle, and end. It is sometimes included with a query later or requested afterwards.
Traditional Publishing - This is when your story gets publishing by one of the Big Five Publishing companies. To learn more about this type of publishing, read my article on the different ways you can publish your stories.
WIP - This acronym stands for "Work In Progress." People use it to talk about whatever piece of writing they are currently working on.
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