Making an edited collection
Dustin Wax, an anthropologist, has written a detailed series of posts about all the steps involved in publishing an edited collection. Though the topic of the book isn't likely to be of interest to many literary types (and you won't realize the significance of some of the names he mentions), it's a very good blow-by-blow account of his experience. He calls it a "non-experts guide." It's in three parts: 1) getting the contract; 1a) writing the prospectus; and 2) the road to publication.