This is How Huge Door-stopper Fantasy Novels Get Made | Tor.com
Ever wonder how those huge door-stopping fantasy novels get printed? Watch A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan get assembled at the press.
"….those signatures are placed into a long machine that is a series of pockets. These pockets will drop each signature in decsending order … thereby stacking the pages of the book in order. (I was told The Way of Kings was so long that they ran out of pockets and had to run the book through twice.)”