But back to book production. So let's now assume we have a Word file with the author's text and – let's say – a CD of photos or illustrations. This doesn’t look much like a book yet.
Now it's time for our graphic designers and manufacturers to step in.
Being responsible for product manufacturing, they know a number of industrious book designers adept at compiling text and images on one page and, of course, on the many pages of a book. These people then send the result to a printer, who makes a complete book out of it. And because our colleagues are also responsible for making sure the whole thing is worth the effort, they calculate and haggle over prices until the right figures come out under the bottom line.