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The Right Design
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The Publishing Process
The Big Picture
The Publisher's Role

For an in-depth understanding of the publishing process, see the outline for the NetRead How-To section. This material has been structured around the traditional book publishing process.

The Big Picture
The primary steps in the process are:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Design and Illustration
  • Production
  • Manufacturing (Printing)
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Sales

The Publisher's Role
Most of the publisher's efforts are focused on:

  • Acquiring content from the writer
  • Editing the content
  • Designing and illustrating the content
  • Producing the book (not including printing)
  • Marketing the book

An overview of the publisher's process is given in the five sections that follow:

Getting Started as a New Publisher

New Title Acquisitions

Meeting Editorial Needs

The Right Design

Printing

Marketing and Promotion


 

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