The Life of a Book
January 3, 2011 11:00 AM   Subscribe

The Life of a Book
I created a slide show to describe how books are made from my perspective as an editor. The slide show is made up of doodles that I drew during several of the many, many meetings an editor goes to each week.
posted by ocherdraco (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I like it.

The 34th and 35th slides reminded me of something I saw yesterday - an online bookstore's ebooks section had one book listed as "out of stock." Electron shortage, I guess.
posted by exogenous at 8:09 AM on January 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

That is seriously weird.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:32 PM on January 4, 2011

I wish everyone would do this for their profession. Very concise and educational.
posted by desjardins at 11:24 AM on January 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

This was really cool! Thanks for sharing it.

I also wish we could see more of this kind of inside perspective on production in other professions. I'm alway looking at things around me wondering how they come to be.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:21 AM on January 10, 2011

The slide with "last minute outreach" read like "last minute oatmeal" the first two times I read it. That would have been acceptable as well.
posted by madred at 11:00 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

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