Sometimes we forget that it’s not just about the smell of the paper and ink that we are paying for in the book.
When I was a little girl and someone asked me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I never would have said, “I want to work at a publishing company.” Not because I didn’t love books and stories—”librarian” and “writer” always made my list of top potential future careers—but because I didn’t really think about the fact that someone somewhere had to get those books into my chubby elementary-school hands. I had no idea what that process would look like.
The publishing world can be a bit of a mystery to anyone not living in it on a daily basis. What actually goes on in there? You can see the authors’ perspective from their Facebook posts about pitches and galleys and ARCs. And maybe you have a vague idea of what goes on in the editing process. But chances are, you have questions about what we do…
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