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Publishing Project Management Timeline
Artistic Origins (AO) is an independent publisher. We don’t pay royalties, or buy an author’s book like big publishers, or other independent publishers. We are a doorway for people to get their work on Amazon and other places. AO has the experience and know-how to save people tons of time and money. Production costs are on a project-by-project basis (word count, whether an eBook, print, or both, audio book, etc.), depending on what the writer has done already. Since the people who come to me have typically only written their book, I coordinate/project manage the rest, which is a lot.
The type and size of the book will determine a minefield of costs and project management services and charges. (I’m the project manager/publisher.) Here is a list of what happens and what I coordinate/project manage:
After those things are determined and I have a ballpark figure of what the services are going to run, and the author wants to move forward, then the following project management services kick in:
When editor finishes the work and turns in the report and suggested edits on the manuscript, I meet with the writer (via Skype or phone) and we go over the changes. I try to make sure that the editor and writer have at least one phone conference. Then the writer starts on the rewrite. This can be an undetermined amount of time due to the writer’s schedule.
Once the writer is finished making changes from editor’s notes the following takes place:
At this point, the author receives the eBook files to upload to their Amazon account, and wherever else they are going to have the book for sale.
Marketing is a whole different contract and if the author wants me to get their book on Amazon that is part of the marketing contract. There is an enormous amount of information to fill out to get the book noticed. Not just uploading a book and assigning a title and price.
Dawn Ireland knows publishing