First of all, sorry it’s taken me so long to post. There were lots of factors to the delay–hubs off for the whole month of June, two family vacations, the Writer’s Voice Contest, an illness that is still ongoing, and etc.
There’s an excellent post as to all of the things that go into a traditionally published book. The post is written by an editor and it not only gives you the steps, but the amount of people involved, which surprised me. If you’re interested in reading it, here’s the link from Hey, There’s A Dead Guy in the Living Room blog.