Monday, February 21, 2011

Once upon a time in the land of Books...

The time between creating copy and producing a finished books was often measured in years, rather than months, weeks, days -- or in the case of e-books, minutes -- a little while back.

I'd bet more than even odds many of today's readers; and quite possibly writers outside the print 'n ink production business, had anything beyond a rudimentary grasp of the process.

I hope this "clunky" version from the past, when dresses were long and haircuts were short, will entertain and amuse you as much as it did me.



  1. Hi Jack, thanks for giving me one of your cards today at the WAG meeting. I did enjoy the YouTube demo of the old way books were made. If interested you can follow my memoir blog at and/or my poetry at

    Warm regards, Mary Bast