So over at, they constructed a rather entertaining info-graphic on how a book travels through the publishing process. I got excited for something rather pithy and relevant, but found it really only applies to the non-fiction side of publishing (will still being pithy and relevant). Here is their construct:

It’s pretty much accurate for my day job, and I especially loved the bubble, “Intern accidentally deletes the entire book while entering edits.” But, since this doesn’t do a fabulous job of discussing how one of my fiction books would go through the system, I decided to make my own:


(Just so you know, the font is Typerwriter Hand from John Grafton)