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Thursday, May 17, 2012

As a rat travels through an anaconda...

Everyone is talking about it

The folk at Weldon Owen Publishing decided to have a chuckle, and produced a really funny infographic about how an idea is turned into a book.

They say:  Have you ever wondered how a great idea becomes a book? Or even how a really crummy one does?

We're not so shy. Here's the heartwarming, only slightly messy, and roughly 74 percent accurate story of how an idea churns through the publishing process just like—as a publisher we once knew put it—a rat travels through an anaconda. Don't think too much about that analogy. Just enjoy this flowchart that takes you from a brilliant idea to a best-selling trade book.

And then comes the hilarious infographic.

Everyone is trying to embed it, but it just doesn't work.  Hit this LINK and you will see it in all its glory.  Why shouldn't the creators get all the hits?  It might be the birth of another Simon's Cat!

1 comment:

Dale said...

Thanks so much for this - I have forwarded the link BIGTIME.

My old publishing colleagues are emailing me back agreeing that it's 110% accurate!