Book Production, Timeline & Process

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Book Production,Timeline & Process

Our goal is to turn your manuscript into a  work of art. We take into account what the industry requires and what the readers seek in a well-published book.
The following stages below are intended to show you the process of preparing  your book, as well as, the approximate amount of time required for each stage. The timelines are shown as a guide and not as an absolute.
Book release and launch may vary.
Title Preparation
1-2 Weeks

During this stage, the author and/or author's representative shall review and signify agreement with the Service(s) Agreement. During the welcome call, your virtual assistant for author will introduce you to the entire step-by-step production process, including discussion of the technical marketing aspects.

  • Welcome Call

  • Submission of Manuscript & Author Questionnaire

Creative Design & Production
4-16 Weeks

  • Content Evaluation

  • Editorial Assessment

  • Editing

  • Copyediting

  • Interior Design & Text Layout

  • Proofreading

  • Author's approval of all designs and layout

Printing and QA Review
2-3 Weeks

  • Mailing of Proof Copy

  • Beta Reading Assignment ( optional )

  • Marketing Campaign Start

Launching, Distribution & Marketing
3-4 Weeks

  • Online print pre-sales ( 2 weeks before launch )

  • ebook 2-3 week prior to launch

  • Marketing Campaign Goal Setting

Fun Fact: Did you know that with IngramSpark as our distribution partner, it means that you are plugged into one of the industry’s most extensive global distribution networks giving you access to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools, universities and trade partners? Perhaps, for you, it would mean reaching out to your potential readers and growing your readership.

We are a boutique publisher and consultancy. To assist you better, we wish to learn more about your books and your goals. 

For  program details, please e-mail us at info@fifthpillarbooks.com or call our program director at +1 858-926-5828

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