What do you think of when someone says "Publishing Process"?
Is it mysterious?
Do you think of a person uploading an ebook to Amazon?
making red marks on a word .doc?
on the phone making deals to bookstores?
What if I were to say that the publishing process has everything to do with finding out how to produce a book and make it available to the reader?
What would you say to a publisher trying to find out how to get on other platforms, like tablet, phones or ezines?
What does a publisher really do?
One might say a publisher produces the book and gets it to distributors.
One might say a publisher markets the books they produce.
Another might say they read manuscripts all day, reject them all and then go home to the family and watch TV all night.
I don't know about other publishers but I know what I do.
I think about my author's career. Not just about the book they have written, but about the book they will write. There is no greater honor to help a writer build a book, get it out there and watch it shine. But once out, it's time for the next book. It's time for a little marketing of the book you have.
I'm thinking, what's next? What is my storyteller going to write next?
You see, we don't have a product until our writers write it. Each book is a dream. Each author is an interpreter of that dream. When that dream is concrete, on paper and out into the world, the publishing process ends and the marketing begins. I'm not longer a publisher but a marketer.
So what is the publishing process?
You tell me! What is a publisher suppose to do?
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~ Sincerley, Your Editor
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