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The Telegraph expounds on an increasingly literary Twitter in more than 140 characters. There’s much food for thought, including a little code cracking:
Meanwhile, for anyone struggling to decipher what is actually going on with the publication (or not) of their book, the #publishingeuphemisms hashtag, which began when the agent Jonny Geller started tweeting a few home truths, is an education. Examples include: “this is too literary for our list” = it’s boring, “sadly we are publishing a similar book to this next spring” = it too has a beginning, middle and end, and “all our focus is on the paperback” = the hardback tanked.