The Deep Dark Secretive World of Book Publishing
A recent Blue Rose Girls posting by author/illustrator Meghan McCarthy got me to wondering about the heaps of helpful souls that put work into a children's book. Meghan's piece concentrates more on what must happen behind "closed doors" when a book tanks. I, on the other hand, wonder more about the rough number of people who contribute to a single novel or picture book. What if, like movie credits, every book had a long listing of every intern, editor, or what-have-you that put their two cents into a given published work? How would the total number of participants differ between a biggie like Scholastic and a little guys like Eerdman's Publishing? The mind is ah-boggling at the thought.