by Steve Laube
I just returned from three days at the Write! Canada writers conference outside Toronto. During my time there I presented a six session lecture series on the Complete Publishing Process: From Idea to Print.
When the entire process is compressed into a short series like that it becomes evident how many people are involved in the publishing of a book at any given publishing company.
Recently Random House did a 10 minute video interviewing a number of key people in-house who are involved in the acquisition, editing, design, marketing, and sales of a book. Having worked for a publisher (Bethany House Publishers) this video made me smile as I remembered many of the great people I was privileged to work with (many of whom are still working there!).
What thoughts does this video invoke for you?
If you are self-publishing, how much of this are you doing yourself?