How the Publishing Only Process Works
These are the steps we use to publish your book:
Welcome Call with Your Publishing Manager
You will meet your Publishing Manager who will be your main point of contact throughout all aspects of our process. They will guide you through editing and publishing and answer any questions you have.
Your manuscript will get a complete overview with global structure and overall manuscript evaluation notes. Your editor will write an editor’s letter detailing all problems or areas of concern, and give expert recommendations for how to make the manuscript the best it can be.
Once you review the recommendations of our Editing team, you’ll work with our team for the duration of the editing process. They will guide you on the next steps to complete before moving into publication.
Your Book Concierge will make sure you have all the elements of a locked manuscript necessary to begin publishing:
Final locked title and subtitle
Final locked manuscript (including foreword, dedication, and acknowledgments if desired)
Any graphics, illustrations, or photos
Draft book description
Draft author biography
Everyone says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. As an author, you should absolutely judge your book by its cover, because your audience will.
Cover design starts with our team submitting a resource to obtain your vision. A team member will be available to discuss your book cover; however, we want to get all of your ideas in writing. They will help you refine your thinking and get clear on a few ideas for your cover once you submit the requested information to them.
The team will then develop a series of cover mock-ups. These will be initial concepts so that we can understand your direction more clearly.
You will have the option to schedule a Zoom call to review the designs and understand what you do and do not like about them. Based on your feedback, we’ll iterate on the design until we land on the perfect cover for your book.
Once you love the front cover design, our publishing team will finalize the front cover and a 3D image for promotional material. The spine and back cover, which includes your book description, author biography, and author photo, if you like will be designed at a later time.
Copywriting and Proofreading
Back covers and book descriptions matter! A good book description and author bio are powerful tools. Our Editing team will revise yours to maximize their marketing impact.
We will also copyedit and proofread your manuscript to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors.
Please do not underestimate the importance of a great interior design. At Self Publish -N- 30 Days we’ve seen many books with great manuscripts and amazing covers that suffered from a horrible interior. Your interior defines the reading experience for your audience.
As with the cover design process, we will walk you through the process every step of the way to create the interior you envision. Your book’s design includes font choices or graphic styling— even the margins, page numbers, and sidebars, which will be blended by our design team with your book’s cover styling to create a cohesive reading experience from start to finish.
Our team will create a prototype that includes the first chapter of content from your manuscript. Once approved, they will finalize the remainder of your manuscript.
Book Production Consult
Our team will get on the phone with you and help determine the exact best way you can ensure your book gets in front of the readers you want. We will help you lay out a step-by-step marketing plan that you can then execute.
As part of this consult, we will also provide you with free access to courses. This includes detailed instructions and templates to help you through every part of your book marketing, including generating media attention, leads, and raising your visibility with potential clients.
Publishing and Distribution of Your Book
Our publishing team will work with you to determine your distribution goals and retail channels—whether you want to be exclusively on Amazon or available on as many international platforms as possible, they will provide the best options for you, handle all account and file creation, and upload your book in preparation for your launch. You’ll also get all of the electronic source files for your book.