This timeline is approximate and does not include editorial, illustration or special design services that will require additional time to complete. We will do our best to avoid any delays. If a delay should occur, we will inform you of the issue as soon as possible. Likewise, if you need additional time to complete a task, please let us know.
Introductory call (1-2 business days of signing the publishing agreement): Your check-in coordinator (CIC) will contact you to discuss what we need to publish your book and how you can submit that material to us.
Provide book information and upload manuscript: You can use our online submission tool to provide the information and files we need to begin the publishing process
Content evaluation (5-10 business days): We will review the content of your manuscript to ensure it meets the standards outlined in our publishing agreement
Review of supplied materials (up to 5 business days): Your CIC will ensure that your files are ready for layout and design.
During this step you will be assigned a publishing services associate to help you.
Prepare for design work (3-5 business days): Your PSA will prepare your materials for the designers to start their work creating your book.
Cover and book interior design (2-3 weeks): The designers on your team will create the first proofs of the cover design and interior layout for your book
Design quality assurance check (2 business days): Your PSA will review the designers’ work to ensure you receive the highest quality proofs that reflect your requests.
Proofs provided for your review: After receiving the design work, your PSA will send you your first set of proofs to review.
At this time, you can approve the design or request revisions. Please review the proofs thoroughly to ensure your satisfaction. If you need to make changes, your publishing package includes one set of changes to the cover. After reviewing your first proof, you may also make up to 25 author changes to the interior layout in your first round of revisions. Formatting changes to the interior will be completed at no cost. You can request one round of revisions to the cover as part of your package.
BOOK INTERIORSubmit interior revisions: If you need to make changes to the interior, you can submit your changes to your PSA using our interior revision form.
Interior revisions (7-10 business days): Your book’s interior designer will implement the changes you sent to your PSA on the revision form.
Interior revision quality assurance check (2 business days): Your PSA will review the designer’s work to ensure your revisions were properly completed.
Proofs provided for your review: After reviewing the revised work, your PSA will send you your revised proofs to review. Once you are satisfied with your proofs, you will provide your approval to your PSA.
Submit cover revisions: Your book’s cover designer will implement the changes you sent to your PSA using our cover revision form.
Cover revisions (7-10 business days): Your book’s cover designer will implement the changes you sent to your PSA on the revision form.
Cover revision quality assurance check (2 business days): Your PSA will review the designer’s work to ensure your revisions were properly completed.
Approval of cover and book interior: After the approval for your interior and cover are received, the process of sending your book to the printer can begin.
Final quality assurance (1-2 business days): The design team will perform a final quality check to ensure that everything is in the proper format for our print partners.
Printer processing (5-7 business days): Your PSA will submit your files to our print partners, and it will be processed by them. Once the printer set up is complete, your book will be made live and available for purchase.
Printer copy (7-10 business days): Your first copy will be printed and shipped to you.
Ordering package copies: We ask that you wait to receive your printer copy before placing a book order.
Your Marketing Services Representative will contact you regarding any promotional materials included in your package.
If you would like to discuss additional promotional services, you can contact your marketing consultant.
AuthorHouse is the leading provider of supported self-publishing services for authors around the globe, with over 90,000 titles released. With our wide range of packages and services, we provide the tools and expertise you need to realize your publishing dreams. Distribute your book to a worldwide audience in classic black & white, vibrant full-color, paperback, hardback, plus all digital formats. For more information or to start your publishing journey, please call us at 888-519-5121 or follow @authorhouse on Twitter. It’s time to share your story with the world!