Do you ever wonder what is going on inside those oh-so-secretive publishing houses or why it's taking your favorite author so long to publish their second, third, fourth, fifth... book?
Well, every publisher has their own process (especially smaller ones), but for the most part, the steps are all the same. The following infographic, created by Floris Books, is a wonderful, comprehensive flow chart of the process. Keep in mind, this doesn't even include the long process of actually writing the manuscript.
Author does lots of promotion, events, ect. to increase book sales: when all these steps have been taken, you have a published book... but you need readers! Where do you get those readers? BOOKSTORES! Your local, independent bookstores could be your best friends. We love supporting local authors and their books!