Book Publishing Turnaround
The time necessary to complete the entire process of publication varies. It may take longer for the company to publish the author’s book if it takes a longer time for the authors to review the galley proofs. A galley proof refers to the preliminary version of the author’s work which is to be submitted for reviews to proofreaders, other authors, and editors. Other than the length of time that it takes for galley proofs to be reviewed, the number of corrections that the author makes in his/her work is also a big factor that affects the turnaround time. Considering all these factors, the estimated time for the overall publishing will be 3 to 4 months.
The order placed by the author will be reviewed by the company. BookVenture Publishing will contact the author right away and ensure that all materials for his/her book are submitted. It therefore guarantees that the author is set for production. For the company to decide if the author is indeed ready for production, it needs to review all the materials submitted which will then take 2-3 days.
The company’s layout and formatting team will create and produce the interior layout and cover design files within 10 days right after the author’s book enters production.
Once the author receives electronic proofs of the interior layout and cover design of his/her work, it is only then that BookVenture Publishing will proceed with the publication of the author's work. This allows the author to review his/her book’s cover design and interior layout and suggest necessary revisions. The Approval/Release form needs to be signed by the author so that the company can start making the book available for sale. The author’s approval of the designs through a signed Approval Form signifies that he/she can no longer request corrections or changes to the book. It takes less than 24 hours once the company receives the Approval/Release Form to upload the author’s book information into BookVenture Online Bookstore. Right after this, the book will be immediately made available for purchase to those who are interested. However, it will take 3-4 months for the book to be available on online retailers. It is therefore very necessary for the authors to finish their review and approve the electronic proofs as soon as possible so that the book can be quickly completed and be made available for purchase in the market.
It will take 3-5 business days to work on the corrections of the author’s book. It normally depends on the number of corrections needed in his/her work.
Once the company has received the signed Approval/Release Form, a printed bound proofing copy will be made available immediately which can include one hardback copy and one paperback copy. The printed, bound proofing copy will be first prioritized by the company before the author copy and additional free copies, that may be included in the package, are printed. Authors can verify the actual and final version of the book through the proofing copy.
A BookVenture publishing consultant will then verify if the author received the proofing copies and determine whether these copies pass the standards of the author. The next step will be confirming if BookVenture should begin printing the Author Copies and free copies. The publishing consultant can process a book order should the author want to have additional copies of the book at a discounted price.