(sorry couldn't resist)
Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson have compiled a great source for anyone wanting to get a glance behind the curtain of the book publishing process. This book is both practical, even with a timeline one can follow to efficiently work through the process, as well as theoretical as it explores many case-studies of successful books which have found their way into the world. It lists book stores, fairs, blogs, publishers and marketing resources.
It covers both ends of the spectrum; self-publishing in its various forms, right up to how to approach big publishing houses, and even into production details.
It is a fine step towards demystifying the book making process.
published by Princeton Architecture Press, I would check them out directly on Darius's site to get all of the info.