Publishing lightbulb jokes

Lightbulb with books behind

How many?

I have just left the publishers I worked for for 13 years. While I was filing my emails I came across these publishing lightbulb jokes. They were doing the rounds in 2005 and I think they deserve another outing…

 

Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: I can’t tell whether you mean “change a light bulb” or “have sex in a light bulb.” Can we reword it to remove the ambiguity?

 

Q: How many managing editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: You were supposed to have changed that light bulb last week!

 

Q: How many art directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Does is HAVE to be a light bulb?

 

Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: The last time this question was asked, it involved art directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.

 

Q: How many marketing directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: It isn’t too late to make this neon instead, is it?

 

Q: How many proofreaders does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Proofreaders aren’t supposed to change light bulbs. They should just query them.

 

Q: How many writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: But why do we have to CHANGE it?

 

Q: How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Three. One to screw it in, and two to hold down the author.

 

Q: How many booksellers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Only one, except no one shipped them any.

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

One thought on “Publishing lightbulb jokes

  1. Christelle Chamouton says:

    so very true! all of them.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: