Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: pre-empt.

When a book is wanted by many publishers, some publishers go to the agent and ask/offer what it takes to prevent an auction. When the offer is accepted it is call a pre-empt. If your into eBay then view a pre-empt as the ‘buy it now’ option for books.

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Published in: on November 10, 2010 at 11:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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