The next stop is the Production Department, where your manuscript will be transformed into both a print and digital book. Your production editor will be your chief contact during this period, establishing a schedule and advising you throughout the production process.
Before any work can begin, however, you must provide the following:
- A completed Book Information Form, which is vital in preparing descriptive copy for the back cover of the book, various catalogues, the website, and to create critical metadata that will increase the discoverability of your book by readers. Your acquiring editor will have sent you this form.
- The final text, which includes a title page, table of contents, the main text, notes, and bibliography (or references). It may also include a dedication, list of tables and/or illustrations, foreword, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, appendices, glossary, and tables.
- All final artwork (photographs, graphs, diagrams, maps) along with captions and credits/sources and a completed Artwork Inventory Form.
- All final permissions for any copyrighted materials used in your book (text, data, or figures) along with a completed Permissions Inventory Form.
- A completed Production Checklist.
You should also refer to the following instructions and templates:
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