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Glossary

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Read and review

Where an editor reads and assess your text, so they can then advise you on how to proceed in the editing process.

Reader Store

The retail platform where users of Sony Reader devices can browse and download e-books.

Recto

Right-hand page of the book which usually has an odd number.

Reprint

Printing more copies of a book, which are identical to the original but have details of the date of the reprinting. They can also have a new title page and cover design.

Retail platform

A platform or website which facilitates the buying and selling of products over the internet (also known as e-retailer). Book and e-book e-retailers include Amazon, the iBookstore and Barnes and Noble.

Rewriting

A rewrite of the author's material.

Rights manager

A person who negotiates and co-ordinates rights sales (eg. Subsidiary or translation) and often travels to book fairs to negotiate these.

Royalties

Money paid to a writer for the right to use his or her property (the work), usually a percentage of sales or an agreed amount per sale.

Royalty split

How the royalty proceeds are divided between multiple authors or author and illustrator.

Royalty statement

A statement document from a publisher showing the royalty amount due to an author.