Below is a guide to the book publishing process.
Publishing Consultant Contact
The author contacts with book publisher.
Publishing Materials Submission
The author submits the manuscript—along with additional materials such as pictures—to the publisher in digital or printed format.
The manuscript is assigned to the editorial department. Depending on the manuscript’s quality, the editing team will either submit it for developmental editing or copyediting.
The author receives the initial version of the book, consisting of the interior, layout, and cover proofs.
Design Preview and Approval
Once completed, the book’s digital version is sent to the author. This is an opportunity for the author to make changes and corrections to the interior and overall design. Necessary revisions to the design will be done until the author’s approval.
The author receives a printed version of the book—to be reviewed for its overall printing quality.
Signing of an Approval Form
The author signs a form, giving an official approval to the printed version of the book. This indicates that the book is ready for bulk printing.
The author’s book is distributed to physical bookstores as well as online retailers and bookstores.
Marketing and Promotions
The marketing team prepares press releases and other book marketing methods—depending on the author’s preference—for the author’s book marketing campaign.