The fact is that most people don’t know the million kinds of craziness that fill an editor’s day-to-day. This vivacious work of illustrated literature tells the story in living color and hilarious detail.
Where is the blurb for the marketing team? The Editor-in-Chief asks. What about the design proofs? I need them YESTERDAY! By the way, the author’s mad about the new cover. You’re working late tonight, right? And why hasn’t your assistant brought my latte yet?!
A book editor’s life is crazier than most people can ever imagine – you’re right in the middle of a tangled web of benefits, specialties, demands, and, frankly, egos. In Yuli the Editor, children’s book editor Yuli Hsu plays herself in an energetic, humorous, and fascinating performance of her professional life.
The editor is constantly dealing with questions, crises, and complex human situations. Talking to authors is one thing; talking to marketers, agents, and designers are each something different. How do you get a writer to submit on time, or realize your designer’s fullest potential? More importantly, how do you keep everyone happy and maintain your sanity when your book doesn’t sell well?
Yuli’s illustrated story of the editor’s dawn-to-dusk will leave you both amused and much more aware of who editors are and what they do. The book’s lively illustrations and snappy dialogue will remind general readers how difficult it really can be to turn an idea into a book, and will have fellow editors smiling and shaking their head in recognition.