How long does it take to Publish a novelSo how long does it take to publish a novel?
The reason why it would take so long to publish a volume
" If I tell them between 9 and 15 month, according to the publisher's stock, they go savage. I said in the past that the Big Six design style was mad and short-sighted. For a certain kind of work, sometimes. However, when Steve, Callie, Jeff and I started to plan for Black Irish Books publications in the near term (we have a pile in the pipeline), I had to run the kitty back.
allie and I have worked in conventional editorial, but Steve and jeff haven't. It is a 50/50 division of expertise and naivety. ve and jeff don't have automated answers to how best to publish a script, so they challenge everything callie and i suggested. Here is a break-down of the entire creative lifecycle from the author's definitive design to the finished book:
Let's assume one of our authors will deliver her novel on November 1, 2012. Describing the changes, edits, additions, formulations, etc., Steve and I go through the script and make detailed proposals and give our revised script back to the autho-r. After reviewing all our memos, the writer gives the script back, taking what she pleases, arguing against what she does not do.
We will send the definitive script to an editor to correct grammar and orthography errors. This takes about two and a half wards. As the editor does his job, Steve, Callie, Jeff and I think about the best way to do it. Authors Ratings Editors Notices, Questions and more.
Once the script has been released by the writer and the editor, it is sent to an architect to design the appearance and lay-out of the pages. It' gonna take almost a months. Lap 6: CLOVER IS APROVED, FIRST FASS PAGES AREVIEWED BY AUTOR, The title of the volume is ready, as the writer checks the created "first pass" pages to correct typing errors and make small (very small) fixes and/or changes.
First pages are sent with the envelope to a printing press and/or print-on-demand firm to make pre-release copy of the books for reviews. Three-week meetings with the authors... often longer. During the process of the book's creation, the writer, Steve, Callie, Jeff and I (and sometimes an external free-lance marketer ) think of all kinds of strains and their guides who appreciate the message(s) in the work.
With few surviving reviews (and the lefts no longer have the impact they once had), our main concern is to coordinate a marketing effort that goes directly to the readers who actually want to buy this work. Your core competency is to integrate your community in an authentic way (not with tricks or quote quotes) without upsetting it.
We have to ask several questions, but if we were to give the script away, who would hurry to the head of the line to get one? "And if the answers to that are nostalgic, we will be in difficulty. We' re hiring a proof-reader to capture all the definitive typing errors (unfortunately you never seem to get them all) in the pages we design.
We' re sending as many galleries to as many interested people as we can find and asking them for comments and, if they are so interested, a comments with which we can advertise the books at the big shops like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google, etc.. To those who really enjoy the work, we see if they are interested: d) anything else we or they can think about will help to spread the message.
Then we set up the canards to make sure our printers are on-line to do our first printing, or our printing on demand firm produces as faultlessly as possible from a copy of our books (these firms are now so good that it is very hard to distinguish an off-set, conventional books from a POD).
We' re also checking the eBook version of the eBook that we sent for conversion by a third person. In the ideal case we have already found out when the product should be available on the best websites (we do not deliver to bookshops as it is unaffordable and not a little absurd).
Maybe the textbook is ideal for a specific yearly connection (Father's or Thanksgiving or Arbor Day). When that is the case, we will go back the timeline to have enough chance to find the trunks who would like to read the script and allow them to schedule the reporting for that one.
It is the extra 3-9 monthly period that a volume can take from a not too strenuous six-month trial to 9 to 15 monthly. Since we focus our effort directly on the consumer on the Internet, we don't have to sit around waiting for long leads to choose our project, as the Big Six do.
As soon as we have a discerning crowd of trunks who get upset about the work, we'll work with them all to see if we can publish their entire reporting in a one-week or two-week spreadsheet. When we get several of these types of pages covering a particular page, and you keep seeing it reappear as suggested by a number of your familiar tribal chiefs, you'll probably try.
The New York Times does not need us on its front page to provide enough exposure for our work. so they can buy the script, study it and discuss it. This is how THE WAR OF ART was released over a ten year ago.
This is the kind of textbook that is ideal for a publisher like Black Irish Theatre. We will be there in the long term. We can' just toss out a ledger and hopefully get it. When we publish the script, we have to sow the seeds early and often, so that there is just enough racket to start the discussion.
That is why it can take as long to publish a textbook as a child's pregnancy.