From Proofing to Printing: An Overview of the Book Production Process
As an Author, understanding the book production process is important. A typical production process includes copy-editing, proof-reading, design and printing. At Advantage, our process takes the Author through a detailed journey, ensuring that their project is completed to his/her preference. A typical Advantage Author will complete the following publication process, from the initial interviews through printing:
BOOK CREATION INTERVIEWS: Working with our expert editorial team, you will begin to build the bones of your manuscript through in-depth conversations. These conversations will explore your story, your knowledge and your expertise, all building upon the overall message of your book.
EDITING: Once the bones of you manuscript are created, your book goes through a series of rigorous editorial phases, ensuring that everything is polished and primed for printing. During each editorial phase, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the editor to ensure everything you want included, or removed, is, and that the contents of your book mirror your goals and the message you want to convey. Your approval is what signifies the book is ready for the next step in the publishing process.
CUSTOM DESIGN: Our design team provides world-class designs for both your cover and the interior of the book. Working collaboratively, you can provide a starting point and overall direction for the book cover, ensuring the visual of your book matches the wealth of information inside.
PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION: We offer a wide variety of printing options that go beyond the standard hardcover or paperback. There are dozens of ways to make your mark with the treatment of you book cover, the style and feel of the paper and everything in between. Once your book is printed, we offer distribution to over 25,000 bookstores and online retailers, making your book available for sale through these outlets.
Once the publishing process is complete and your book is finally in hand, you now have the opportunity to unleash the power of that book and it’s impact on the growth of your business.