Book Publishing Process Flow
If you are self-publishing through the major book publishers, then you’ll be happy to know there is a whole team of people involved in helping to "set up" your book for publication. Successful publication of a book also relies on the author's knowledge of the book publishing process. In a detailed manner, here are the outlined steps that explain the process of publication.
The publication process begins when the company gains contact with an author or publisher.
The author should submit his/her manuscript to BookVenture Publishing with texts in the cover and interior of the book in an MS Word.doc, Rich Text Format or RTF. In order to facilitate efficient processing of the submitted materials, authors should send hard copies or in digital format.
In this phase, the author receives Interior and Cover proofs of his/her book. These proofs serve as the initial versions of the author’s work submitted to other authors, editors, and proofreaders for review. In this stage, the company’s editing team will accommodate the changes requested by the author depending on whether he/she has availed BookVenture’s copyediting service.
Digital previews of the book will be provided by BookVenture to authors. This allows the latter to have a grab of how the book will be presented to their readers. Changes or corrections requested by the author are accommodated. The digital preview of the book will be sent back to the company for such alterations or modifications as necessary. BookVenture will undertake any necessary revisions until the author finally approves the digital preview of the book.
This is the stage where the company obtains the approval of the author for both the electronic and/or physical proofs of the book. The printing of one version of the book will follow the author’s approval.
The company will provide the author one printed version of the book so that he/she can review the printing quality and binding of the book.
This is the phase when the author signs the approval form for the printed version of the book provided in the earlier phase. The author’s signature signifies that printing and binding quality of the printed book suits the preference of the author.
The author's books are shipped for worldwide distribution. They are distributed through online retailers and bookstores.
BookVenture constantly monitors the sales generated and sends royalties accordingly to authors based on the sales of the author’s book.