Ever wondered

What a Director of Production at a small press does? According to Yanni Kuznia who holds that position at Subterranean Press they do a lot:

My work starts after the publishing arrangements with the author, agent, and/or original publisher (if applicable) have been made. The computer file for the book is sent to me and from there I must: prepare the file for the designer; approve the initial book design, proof the book (either myself or send it to somebody else), find artwork, choose the materials the book will be printed on, and bound in, and send everything off to be printed.

Sometimes I think writing is the easiest gig in publishing. (Except for when it isn’t . . . )


  1. cherie priest on #

    And for the record, I can now say as a first-hand witness, Yanni is absolutely AMAZING. She really IS the kind of wonder woman who can pull all that stuff together.

  2. Mary Elizabeth S. on #

    And here I was, tied in knots over my current project, thinking that writing was the hardest part, except for when it wasn’t…


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