Re: book publishers
Its a roll of the dice whether you get a publisher with a responsible editor to put it all together. You can have a publisher who has an editor working there who changes jobs or the editor doesn't have his act together. Never mind the editor who lost a whole section of my fly fishing book, I had a contract to revise "Striper Surf", was paid a $1500 advance, did the revisions and the publisher never used them. They never told me why it was a good idea one day, paid for the work, then never used it. I assume the organization lacked continuity. Having an author who can write a good book is one thing but everybody along the line -- author, publisher, editor -- also has to get it right.