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Book Design: Setting your production schedule…"sounds like magic!"

Just heard back from a client today, they have pushed their launch date to February… the first words of the email were, “Sounds like magic. all except for the ‘things that happen’ part.”

Setting a schedule with dates on a list is a great way to handle your books’ progress. You have the opportunity to ‘see’ the actual way the production will flow.

Things Happen

The one thing most missed is the part about ‘things happen’, like family, friends, other commitments, business and vendors. The one I see most often is vendors. Its hard to know Continue reading

Book Schedule: Are You Allowing Enough Time? How to Figure Out Your Timeline…

Time. There it is. Everything needs time, it doesn’t just happen over night. Start with your preferred date of release and work backwards through what needs to be done.

Your list will look something like this:

  1. Release Date: the day your book is for sale
  2. Shipping: allow at least 2 weeks depending on quantity and form of delivery
  3. Printing: offset generally takes longer than POD so be sure to ask your printer how long to allow. Hardcover books take longer than paperback so ask that too. POD usually is a 7-10 day process… but some have a proofing period so be sure to research and allow for that.
  4. Design time: be sure to ask your designer Continue reading