Editorial and Legal Considerations of Publishing As Juby notes, writing a book could be identified as a merger of art and commerce. While the writer has a responsibility to deliver something creative and unique, and communicate a story which is compelling, it is the editor’s and publisher’s responsibility to translate that reading experience into something which is saleable over the long term. Publishing a book is an expensive endeavour, and therefore one that must be approached carefully and thoughtfully. This essay serves to outline how the publishing process unfolds from a legal and editorial perspective, and how the interests of writer, editor, publishing house and readers are taken into account throughout the process. The relationship...The end:
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