Production Process Guide

The following is an overview of our production process and the expected amount of time for each stage:


You provide us with a manuscript along with the Publishing Agreement and Order Form. We review your materials for completeness and ensure compliance with our technical requirements. This process takes approximately 1-2 business days from the day we review your materials.

Book Production

To produce a book from a manuscript, the text is formatted in an appropriate style based upon genre, and converted into a print-ready file type (Adobe .PDF File). Also, a cover is created based upon the directions you provided on your order form. Upon completion, the files are posted online or e-mailed to you for proof. This process takes approximately 1-3 business days.

Digital Galley

Upon producing a print-ready file (Adobe .PDF file), we will then send you a digital galley via e-mail. You will then have opportunity to review your book and cover and make corrections, free of charge, and we encourage you to go through your book with a fine-tooth-comb so that the end result will be exactly the way you want it. This process takes approximately 1-2 business days. However, you can take as much time as you need to make sure you are happy with all your corrections.

Physical Proof

This part of the process is OPTIONAL and available at the cost of $50.00 and must be requested during submission of your materials. Otherwise, we will not print a proof for you unless you indicate to us that you would like to see a proof before printing the remaining copies. Upon notifying us of wanting to see a proof and completion of the digital galley, one book will be printed for your review. Please remember after signing off on the digital galley and receiving your proof copy, it will cost $75.00 to make corrections to the interior and/or $75.00 to correct the cover. Thus, it is important to find all your corrections during the digital galley stage before a proof copy is produced. 3-7 business days.

Printing your book

Upon completion of the author proof, your free copies will be sent to the printer and subsequently printed on-demand. After printing, you will then be notified that publication is complete. This process takes approximately 4-8 business days.

Distribution Setup

After the final printer files are created, the book is set up and available to order through our bookstore website. Title information (ISBN, author, etc.) and files are sent to the major book distributors. Once set up in the distributors' databases, the title will be available to order from bookstores and online booksellers from around the world! Titles will appear on our bookstore website within 2-3 business days of completion of publication. Please allow another two weeks for the title to appear on the websites of online retailers.

Delivery of Your Book

And finally, the appropriate number of free author book copies, as defined in your Publishing Plan, are printed and sent to you. Allow about 1-7 days for delivery.

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