From Macmillan Digital – “From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story”

typingFrom the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story (via Macmillan USA on YouTube)

Ever wondered how a manuscript becomes a book?

Just what goes on with an author? What happens at a publishing house? Who does what? How does which? Where does what go when? And, most importantly, how much money does an Editorial/Acquisitions Assistant really make?

Well wonder no more! The nice people at Macmillan Digital have put together a helpful three and a half minute video that unveils these and other mysteries including where 70-80% of all book sales come from, how fictional characters are named and who is responsible for arranging day care for an author’s children.

So, with a quick glance at the calendar to assure ourselves we aren’t at the first of April and yet with tongue firmly in cheek, we pass along a fine video from Macmillan Digital. We hope they all continue to have jobs after this!


— tom