The Valley Press Publishing Process

A brief manual for Valley Press authors (and any other interested parties), detailing the twelve major stages of a book’s journey from our subs pile to the shelves. We’ve included notes on timing where appropriate (always a hot topic), who is responsible for what, and the cost to us of each stage, so you can get a sense of the investment we’re making in you and your work. We hope you find it useful, and if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. (Last updated: 9th April 2019)

Stage 1: Contract

Stage 2: Submission of final typescript (& author questionnaire)

Stage 3: Structural editing

Stage 4: Copyediting

Stage 5: Creation of publicity copy

Stage 6: Design (interior)

Stage 7: Design (cover)

Stage 8: Registration

Stage 9: Sales

Stage 10: Printing

Stage 11: Marketing & publicity

Stage 12: Release day!

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