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Making a book, 1947 and now

Print book aficionados, here’s a little treat: a video on how a book was made in 1947. (My favorite part? How the author is “finished” writing his story as soon as the last page leaves the typewriter—and the book has a publisher immediately. Ah, if only…) Via.

More interested in all the stuff that comes before printing—and how that works today? Mediabistro has released a four-minute video that outlines the process of finding an agent, finding a publisher, and getting publicity:

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