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:
- Release Date: the day your book is for sale
- Shipping: allow at least 2 weeks depending on quantity and form of delivery
- 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.
- Design time: be sure to ask your designer Continue reading