Steps to Publishing a BookThe steps to publishing a book
First step is the launch meeting:
Which is the step-by-step letter making it possible to publish a product on the web (not the notebook but an real printed book)?
However, publication is a very long and complicated procedure in the USA. I will only speak about reference works (novels and non-fiction of general interest). A non-trading half of the bookshop can be very different - and usually much more costly and harder. If you have persuaded an agents that your product is not only well credited, but can also be sold, the agents will send it to the acquisition team.
If they are confident that your work can be released with justifiable effort and that their business knows how it can help you selling it, they will begin the purchase from you. Prior to making the bid, they estimate the expected turnover, the total work to be done and the manufacturing expenses, as well as the selling and merchandising budget.
You present this, the single title P&L, and your evaluation of how the product will fit into the line, to the sales team and everyone will discuss it on the editorial team. At the same time, the sales division receives the definitive design (or even something before) and forms the promotional campaigns, as well as the planing of the advertising campaigns and other parts of the sales for shops, galleries and other doorman.
It will be presented to representatives of public accounting and various others in the retail industry at the annual business season. Approximately half of the place is taken up by covers and meta data, but there is room for 2 or 3 phrases that describe the content of the work. That is how your work will be evaluated by those who have the authority to make or refrain from making it.
And if you are very fortunate, you will also get an entire page in the publisher's catalogue, but rather a four-page spread containing the crucial information, such as the type of covers and specifications, and the lift language of what it is about. ARC' also goes to the long leaders and purchasers of all large chain and independent retailers, no less than 6 month before the release date.
Approximately 3 moths before the release date the purchasers of the shops submit their pre-order (this is the first buy-in). By this time, the publishing house is sending out enquiries and commissioning the printed edition to fulfil these orders and the anticipated repeat orders for the first one to two inches. During the last few week the advertising engine has been turning up and you are starting to write op-eds, interview, blogs, etc.
You' re announcing the work on your own blogs, which will only help if you've been setting up a forum all this time, and you're trying to show different consumers that your work is what they're looking for, without saying that you're an writer or that you have a new work. It' a tough one, but you're being coached by your newsman.
When it starts, there are more conditions. WHEN the product is published in softcover, it will last longer than the original version of your original album. Writers who have founded their own publisher may not be able or willing to start the entire business.