BOOKS -- Exciting new literary terms! (Litrosexual?)
Isn't it about time we had some new reading lingo? asap's Book Pusher, KEVIN SAMPSELL, comes to the rescue with his funny and knowing list of tomorrow's terminology ... today.
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006 By KEVIN SAMPSELL
I recently heard the term "cyberlynching" for the first time. Someone explained to me at a bookseller convention that when a book is maliciously attacked by a customer on amazon.com, it's called a cyberlynch. Typically cyberlynches are written by personal enemies of the author. It sounded dreadful, but it was a new word to me and it also sounded cool in a way. I mean, the music industry always has great buzzwords and insidery terms. Like crunk, trip-hop, emo, and mash-up. I thought I'd make up a new gaggle of snappy book-related terms. Isn't it time this antiquated business got hip to some new slang? Here we go!
Austentacious: A book written in the style of, or influenced by, Jane Austen. See Emma Tennant, Karen Joy Fowler.
A hilarious wordplay creation.. fun for all bibliophiles, librarians, word-lovers, the old gang who read...