What do YOU want to know about publishing?

by Ginger on February 25, 2011

in Inside Book Publishing, The 9-5

Ok, so yeah, the poll so far is unanimously in favor of hearing about publishing (I’m still taking opinions though if you want to go voice yours). It appears you’re all pretty excited about it, so I’m gonna give it my best shot to write about it, though I’m not entirely sure what form that’s going to take exactly. Whatever, I’ll work it out as I go.

Now, I did say that I’d be taking questions, and I think that’s an excellent way to gauge what you guys are most interested in. Are you interested in what work is like for me? Are you interested in ebooks? Are you interested in the various paths a book takes through the publishing process? Are you interested in the differences between various departments? Or…well,  you guys tell me. I may not be able to answer everything, but I can at least try.

So, into the comments you go to let me know your questions. If you’d rather not have them so openly reveled, you can always email me: ginger (at) rambleramble dot com. It’s as good a place to start as any!

Ginger February 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hmmm. I am really interested in learning about it, mainly because I have no clue about that industry and I love to read. I’ve never thought about publishing a book, but I guess if I had I would want to know what you look for. What gets someone a deal? I always hear about people wanting to publish but how difficult it is. I am also curious about what you do! 🙂

Lisa February 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I want to know everything about ebooks. How do they decide what will be published as an ebook, how do they decide the price (it seems to vary SO much), and why are some of them lendable and others (most) not?

Michelle February 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm


Perpetua February 26, 2011 at 7:48 am

Okay, my interest is kind of self-centered and possibly not applicable to a lot of other readers, but: is publishing something you can enter as a second career? Or, a, um, long-delayed, post-grad school career? I’ve always thought of it as something you have to get into right after college (i.e. you need to start young). I’m curious to know whether this is true.

Elizabeth February 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I’m mostly interested in your day to day–I know you juggle a LOT at work, and I’d love to know more about that!

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