In case it helps anyone, here is my basic algorithm for publishing a book:
10 writeAnd here are some definitions of publishing terms that I have learned in the business so far:
30 goto 20
Writers Block: The neighborhood that the author lives in, so filled with loud children that no writing is possible.
Draft: A beer. After several drafts, the author declares the book done.
Editing: Revising until there is no clause for concern.
Review: Similar to "ream you," but more painful.
Publishing: Something that is bound to happen.
Binding: A contract that guarantees tiny royalties.
Shelf Life: How long a book livesh.