There are a lot of terms writers have to be aware of these days. A lot of them seem like marketing words but they can come in handy when trying to explain to the non writers in your life what the hell you are trying to do. For example:
“You, Author: Act as Book’s Publicist, responsible for promotion.
Your Publicist: Acts as your Mom. Tells you that you’re special and talented but makes you do everything for yourself. Brags to friends whenever you’re in the newspaper. Tacitly takes credit.
Your Mom: Acts as Book’s Audience, buying most of the copies.”
Read the rest over at The New York Times.