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Anonymous Patron writes "A publisher is born
is an article from the Marblehead, MA, Reporter on a new local-based publishing house, Princess Tides Publishing. It's an interesting look at the publishing industry from the point of view of the little guys.
"I thought publishers printed books," Heston said, "but I was wrong. They don't as much print books as much as they get them printed."
They say Getting books published is not as easy as one might think. Not only must a publishing company work with the author on the text (easy in this situation, with the publisher and author living in the same house), but a publishing company is often responsible for designing a book's jacket, choosing the paper stock on which the book is printed, picking the book's binding, arranging an author tour - essentially everything but actually writing the book."