What goes into publishing a book?
The supreme imagination of the author,
Who must then mesh courage with flexibility,
The overarching vision of the developmental editor,
The keen eye of the line editors and proofreaders,
The masterful creativity of the cover artist,
The unflagging patience of the formatter,
The resourcefulness of marketers and publicists.
Sometimes an entire team of people,
Sometimes just a single, solitary, exhausted soul.