In the case of this book, the lion's share of the credit has to go to Joe Pecore, who OCR'd the whole thing, and to Matt Field, Dustin Stinett, Gary Plants, and Michael Albright, who proofread the monster.
Albright made it all look very pretty with a great layout and helped find many photos in addition to the ones we borrowed from the American Museum of Magic. And he really doubled the size of Noah Levine's index.
So, my participation was really a managerial one (and I did pick the cover photo). I'm still down in the trenches with Larry Jennings!