Production Process Overview
The process that will transform your manuscript into a printed and bound book is launched at what is called The Entrepreneurial Vision™ Mastermind.
The Entrepreneurial Vision Mastermind™ is a series of conference calls between your team and our team to map out the branding, entrepreneurial aspects, tie-ins, up-sells, design concepts and vision for and beyond the book.
In this Mastermind, the people who will be working diligently to guide your book successfully through the production process discuss such matters as the entrepreneurial aspects the manuscript needs, exactly how cover art should be handled, whether any essential items from the manuscript package are missing, and the design of the published book. Soon after The Entrepreneurial Vision™ Mastermind your Author Relations Manager (ARM) will contact you, in order to ask any questions we might still have about the manuscript and to tell you what the production schedule is going to be.
At this point your ARM will have the designer prepare the front cover layout, and will be closely monitoring his or her work. Depending on the extent of any recommendations, the swiftness of the schedule, and several other factors, you will receive a cover proof to review.
Just about the time we are finalizing the cover of your book, you will get the page proof of the interior to review.
This next step in the production process is typesetting. The resulting page proof, which will look pretty much like a published book, is sent to you for a thorough review, and you will have a week or so to scrutinize each stage.
You will return reviewed page proof to your ARM, who will oversee the generation of revised proof, which will contain any changes you marked as well as typos and design errors you may have discovered.
Within a few weeks of this, your completed book will be sent to the printer, and about a month prior to pub date, printed and bound copies will start being shipped to our warehouse and thus will be available for purchase. You are now a published author. Congratulations!