i just cant wait till june when alice in charge comes out why does it take so long if the book is alredy written?
There is SO much to do even after the book is written. First it has to go through several revisions, after the editor sees it; then the copy-editor checks it for dates, names, permissions, errors, punctuation, spelling and zillions of other things; then the editor or I reads it all over again to make sure the copy-editor’s questions are answered; then it goes to the art department and the design people to think about the cover, the type, the whole look of the book; then my editor sends me various ideas for the jacket and we discuss that; then it goes to the printer; then we have to read the galleys; then an advance paperback copy goes out to reviewers; then it goes to the distributor who takes it to bookstores…. I’ve probably left out a lot of steps, but I have more emails to answer tonight. Hope that answers your question!