What should I do while you’re doing whatever it is that you do?

We get this question a lot, and in response we created the following table which outlines what you and 1106 Design do at each step of the self-publishing process.

Steps What We Do What You Do
Cover Design
  • Design versions of your book cover.
  • Choose your cover image (if applicable, depending on the level you choose).
  • Select your book cover.
  • Edit your book.
  • Revise your manuscript based on suggested edits.
  • Send us the final manuscript.
Interior Page Design
  • Design your book’s interior pages.
  • Give you sample pages.
  • Typeset your book and/or format your eBook.
  • Select your final book design.
  • Proof your book.
  • Send you the corrections for review.
  • Enter the corrections in Adobe InDesign.
  • Approve corrections.
  • Help you choose an on-demand printer or coordinate offset printing.
  • Submit your files.
  • Select a printer.
  • Set up your account with on-demand printer.
  • Wait nervously.
  • Design collateral materials such as a logo, bookmark, postcard, or sell sheet.
  • Connect you with experts to help you market and distribute your book.
  • Create your author website.
  • Plan marketing and distribution for your book.
  • Start planning your blog!