When you go with a publisher decisions get taken out of your hands pretty much as soon as the ink has dried on the contract. At the same time, I must thank Pearson for involving me in the decision-making process rather than railroading everything. Much to their credit they involved me in key aspects including the content, the cover design, and even the name of the book.
They did veto a number of my suggestions, but at the same time they did go along with quite a few of my proposals too. I am also grateful that they left in a lot of the humour that other publishers would have been afraid of including.
I think the book is certainly better for going with a progressive publisher such as Pearson rather than a more conservative publisher.
And on a more personal note, I’m just pleased that the book is more me than it would have been if I
had went with a more conservative publisher. It’s my baby after all!