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Authors Are Producers

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Sometimes people look down

On authors and writers

Because they think what

Are they doing?


Anyone who has neither

Written about 10 pages

Nor typed 10 pages on

A Microsoft word cannot but belittle writers


They do look down on

Them because the world system

Hardly appreciates the works

Of writers yea authors


They belittle them because

They are not rich

All eyes are on the

Rich people in the society


Those who underrate them

Are those who hardly

Read for they hardly

Task their brains


Authors exercises their brains

Put their brains to vigorous

Works running billionth

Of miles within minutes


After the vigorous exercise

They would arrange the

Works in order at times

Employ services of consultants


After proof reading and

Arrangements, they would involve

Typists then printers and

Publishers would be called upon


In printing work there

Are different disciplines all

Those disciplines would be

Involved in publishing a book


After the book has been

Printed, the unskilled labors

Would be involved for

They are those who


Would arrange the pages of

The books and at times

Bind the book together

As they remove error pages


From this it moves to

Another phase which is

The phase of putting

Them in boxes, packaging phase.


The store manager would

Know the quantity produced

While the “costing” department

Would work on the cost


Cost of production and cost

At which it would be

Sold would be worked

Upon by them


The turn of marketing department

Is to seek for market for

The published book and

In doing this


They would involve advertorial

Team to place the

Adverts of the product out

Through different social media


While the marketing starts

To send the goods to

Those who place order

And or directly at offices


Accountants or cashiers too

Would be involved in

Cashing money and or

Taken them to banks


To be deposited. From

This the publishers drew

Their gains, pay salaries

And other things.


The libraries would also

Be involved in this,

As they have gotten

The international number for the book


Authors would also receive

Some token according to the

Agreement reached. All

Those who have partook


In the publishing of the

New book would be

Paid before the book

Is eventually published


Though internet has eliminated

Some phases but if

Hard copies of books

Would be possessed


All those phases cannot

Be eliminated neither ignored

Since this is true, looking

At other disciplines involved


One cannot but state

In unmistaken terms that

Authors are indeed producers for

They put food on many people’s tables


They bring about changes

Into the world through their

Insightful and innovative writings

They deserve good things


Authors yea writers deserve

To be named among

Producers in the world

As stiffer punishments

Be meted out to plagiarists.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 12, 2020:

@Kathy Henderson. Thanks, you also take me through some memory lane with this comment.

Sometimes some of us in the developing world do think those in the advanced climes have advanced past some of those archaic stages of publishing, but it seems as if there are yet fragments of such around the globe. Thanks for reading.

I will do, and I also want you to stay safe, because together we shall still the covid-19.

Kathy Henderson from Pa on April 11, 2020:

I loved this descriptive writing on the process of a published book. All true as we learn much when we go through this process. I am humbled by the work of the artists, editors, and producers of our works.

Though I have only experienced it one time I am still in awe of the ongoing process or a published book. This is one of the reasons I truly loved the recent remake of the movie "Little Women."

They gave such purpose to the process and the author's battle. I particularly loved the scene of the way books were bound back in the day.

Thank you for taking me back to the memories of my personal process in working with a publisher. Also, I am grateful for all the world-renowned authors as we get lost in their exquisite works.

I enjoyed this, take care