Process of Writing a Book and getting it PublishedThe process of writing and publishing a book
Guide to the publication process
Publication processes can sometimes seem confused, especially when you are considering for the first to write a script or work on turning it from a script into a work. We are very proud of our detailed involvement and are pleased to respond to questions on all aspects of the publisher's processes, from the first discussions to suggestions, from reviewing peers to printing the work.
Your scheduled deadline for your translation is specified in the agreement. Planning up to fifteen month's notice for publishing, it is essential that we work according to the right timetable to organise the creation and promotional work for your work. Your manuscripts can also be up to a certain length.
If it should turn out when you write your text that the length is not feasible, please let us know as soon as possible. As a rule, we can consider small changes in length (i.e. within 10%), but major changes will need serious thought, as they are likely to affect the sale prices and thus the sale upside.
Templates and pictures, incl. photos, cards and line drawing, also need to be approved in writing. A photocopy or scan of the issued permits must be sent with your copy of the work. The use of the pictures and the allowed number is arranged with your client and recorded in the agreement.
Before submitting the definitive script, any changes to these guidelines must be authorised by your editor. Title covers and designThe selling process for your books can begin before you have finished the work. Approximately 15 month before the planned release date, our designer will begin with the creation of the album.
When you have an idea or certain pictures in your head, please talk to your editors in good time. When considering a cover amendment for your textbook, please contact your publisher as early as possible. As soon as your work has been promoted in a catalog, it is also represented in all important international bibliographical departments, whereby a presale is made.
Delivery of your manuscriptPlease make sure that the definitive proofreading of the script is completed and as error-free as possible. Proofreading adjustments are very costly and the cost is borne by the writer. However, if English is not your mother tongue, you should have the text proofread by a fellow or proofreader who is a mother tongue translator before submitting it.
When you are the publisher of a contributing tape, it is your job to review the whole script, especially the sections of non-native-speaker. Please make sure that the sections are uniform throughout the whole textbook, especially with regard to their comments and links.
You can find a check list for submissions on our website or via your commissioning editor. Be sure to add all elements you wish to be included in the volume, such as ( (but not restricted to):- Cover - Table of Contents - List of Authors - List of Illustrations - Glossary - Preface or Preface - Notes - BibliographyThe paper should be sent as an electronic e-mail or on a flash drive or CD.
Scan or photocopy of all approval documentation must be submitted at this state. Upon receiving the script, the editor will review the number of words and images to make sure the text matches the agreed length, and you will be notified of the next steps.
At this time many of our products are sent for appraisal and this procedure lasts about 6-10week. Reader articles, serial reportages and all questions and ideas of the commissioning editor will be sent to you for answering. Possible changes should be discussed with your commissioning editor and a definitive deadline should be made.
If you are not available during the manufacturing cycle, please contact your commissioning editor. It is also important to know whether you are not planning to provide your own index for the publication so that we can hire a freelancer. After receiving and releasing the finished script, your order editor initiates the transfer to the editor.
Next steps are: - editing - typesetting - correction - revision - indexing - creating a digital package (including a print-ready and ePub file) Most of our works are handled by specialized external project managers. The project manager is in constant communication and sends you information about the manufacturing processes, what is requested of you and a detailled timetable.
Approximately a reference point is a standardized program from delivery to our manufacturing division to publishing, for a non-complex, project-managed book: - Proofreading (4 week, with requests from authors in week 3)- Set (2 weeks)- Proofreading and sorting (3 weeks)- Proofreading and sorting (1 week)- Proofreading and subscribing (1 week)- Finish proofreading (1 week)- Digital package design (1 week)- Print (5 weeks)- Delivery of hardcover books to stock and sales (4 weeks)- ProofreadingAn expert, highly-skilled proofreader will be associated with your work.
Correct syntax, orthography and syntax - Verify for omitted and inconsistent styles in reference and bibliography - Make all assumed mistakes, omitted or duplicated. It' not common for the editors to make changes in styles other than implementing or re-writing our corporate brand.
Requests will be sent to you by the editors and it is your own responsability to provide the responses on the desired date. You will not see the copied script. ProofreadingThe processed data is marked to generate the XLM from which the digitized copies of your books are created, and the printed copy of your books is adjusted in Indesign.
This is the last way to make changes before the publication goes to print. We only make significant adjustments (e.g. printing errors) at this state. After correction, your project manager delivers reworked digital indexes for you to review and complete if you create them yourself.
IndexingWhen you create your own index, your project manager provides you with a set of in-depth policies. You can create a listing of keywords and sub-categories in the first proofing phase, but we suggest that you do not add page numbers before the proofing phase if the page break of the eBook is safe.
Once you have chosen the indexing service of a qualified proofer, they will be asked to create the index in the first proofing phase and the index will be sent to you for review in the reworked proofing phase. The design manager will submit the finished design of the bookcase. Production Editor scans all your data and transmits it to the print server.
Preliminary publications of the books are reviewed by the production editor. Once approved, the inventory is shipped to our store, the free copy stipulated in the agreement is sent to the writer and the copy is shipped to our worldwide distribution partners. In the UK, the publishing date is approximately four months after receiving the hardcover copy, and the publishing date in the US and Australia is eight months later - depending on where the product was published and what the main demands of the markets are.
We advertise your books in bookstores and on the academia by adding them to appropriate catalogs, registering them on our website and presenting them at scientific meetings. Before you submit the script, you will be asked to fill out a mailing form that will form the foundation of the book's mailing schedule and assist us in creating a reviews page.
If you would like to participate in a meeting or other events where you can advertise your books, please let us know as we may be able to provide you with leaflets or other advertising material. We' d also appreciate information about the prices your textbook is for.
You can find us at all important trade shows, also in Frankfurt and London, the most important market places for the sale of copyrights. Thankful for all the contact you have with prospective publishing houses, even those who have previously posted your work. In case you have already translated a work, please let us know the name of the publishing house, the name of the publishing house, the date of publishing and other information.