I first fully grasped the concept of an acronym while learning to write a Mother’s Day acrostic poem in Kindergarten. I remember struggling with the exercise. I mean, how many “good” adjectives are there that start with “M”, anyway? And you have to come up wtih TWO for a proper “MOM” acrostic!
Little did I realize how many acronyms I was going to encounter as an adult. I don’t even think the adults responsible for my care and upbringing were prepared to equip me, for the internet, with it’s LOL’s and SMH’s was still a long way in the future.
Thus, I was ill-prepared to face the barrage of confusing terms people throw around when they are talking about writing and launching a book. “It’s so hard to find a good BETA reader” they’d say. Or, “I’m having a bit of trouble recruiting for my ARC team!”
Who can keep it all straight?!
That’s why we at the Christian Indie Writer’s Podcast wanted to do this series on Launch and Review teams. We’ve already covered BETA readers, and now we’re going to sort the ALPHA’S from the BETA’s from the ARC’s, so you’ll be ready to commiserate with the “long time” writers next time you attend a meeting.
See you there,