Thanks to the wonders of social media we stumbled across Mariah Bear’s publishing infographic today for Waldon Owen, a publishers based in San Francisco.
This tickled us quite a bit so we simply had to share it with you all. Not only does it demolish the romantic myths that surround the inspiration, creation and development of fictional works - you know the one; pained artist, struck by an inspired idea beavers silently away in isolated harmony as the words flow effortlessly out of their fevered mind to create a masterful work which will change the lives of all who read it!
Instead this daft map gives us a glimpse (albeit a mildly sarcastic one) of the more laborious, analytical and commercial steps involved in the publishing process from editing, proofing, design, marketing and selling a novel.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did...