AuthorHouse Book Production Timeline

This timeline is approximate, and 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.


Step 1: Sign up to Publish


Step 2: Submit Materials

Introductory Call (1 business day of sign up): Your Check In Coordinator 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.


Step 3: 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 post your first set of proofs to review. Your cover design and interior layout can be downloaded and approved through your My Center site.


At time point, 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 50 text changes in the interior layout. Formatting changes to the interior will be completed at no cost.


Step 4: Proof Revisions

BOOK INTERIOR
Submit 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 design work, your PSA will post your first set of proofs to review. Your revised interior layout can be downloaded and approved through your my Center site.



COVER DESIGN
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.


Proofs provided for your review: After reviewing the design work, your PSA will post your first set of proofs to review. Your revised cover design can be downloaded and approved through your My Center site.


Step 5: Sent to Print

Approval of cover and book interior: You approve the cover and book interior as soon as you are satisfied with the proofs you receive.


Final quality assurance (1-2 business days): Once we have all of your approvals, the design team will perform a final quality check to ensure that everything is in the proper format for our printer partners.


Printer processing (7-10 business days): Your PSA will submit your files to our print partners, and we will wait to receive their response. As soon as they let us know everything is ready, your book will become available for purchase.


Once everything is complete, you will have a Book Consultant who can help you order copies of your book.


Complimentary copy sent (7-10 business days): Once the printer has everything in order, your Book Consultant will have them send you the first copy.


Ordering free books: We ask that you wait to receive your complimentary copy before ordering for your free books. As soon as you’re ready, you can contact your Book Consultant to place the order.


Step 6: Promote Book

During this step your contact is: Marketing Services Customer Support


If you would like to discuss additional promotional services, you can contact your marketing consultant.