• Will Brenton

'I didn't think it was physically possible to 'sideload' without getting a hernia...'

Updated: Jun 5

Self Publishing 3: Learning to speak Self-Publish-ese...


Look at the picture. 'Sideload' isn't even in the dictionary. But it is part of the lexicon of Self-Publishing:


Sideload.

Metadata.

Beta Reader

Kobo

Epub

Reader Magnet

Blurb

Mobi

Permafree

Mailchimp

ASIN


I arrived in this land a stranger. I could not speak the language and have spent many hours hearing these words spill from the lips of the locals with no clue as to their meaning. I needed to learn to speak Self-Publish-ese.


I didn't think it was physically possible to 'sideload' without getting a hernia.


Has anyone else noticed Americans seem to be speeding up? Talking faster and faster? Damon Courtney from Book Funnel introduces his tutorial as if he's racing against Usain Bolt. He talks so fast I had to Google him despite hearing him say his own name about 15 times.


Self-Publishing is a bit like Jazz. Full of terms and words that create a kind of exclusivity - if you're in the know, you're in...




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