Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered: (#39-40)

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October 07, 2013

Self-Publishing Question #39 of 52: How long will it take to publish my book?

Plan more time than you think you need. It’s always good to schedule far more time than you think you’ll need for book production. We recommend at least two weeks each for cover design, editing, typesetting, proofreading and corrections/final review, though some steps, such as cover design and editing, can be worked on concurrently. If you must have your books in hand by a specific date, be sure to tell your designer so the two of you, along with the eventual printer, can create a schedule with milestones to make it happen.

Self-Publishing Question #40 of 52: How much time should I invest in my book publishing project?

The time that you invest in your book publishing project depends on your experience, your personality, and your available time. Many authors relish the “hands-on” approach and enjoy the prospect of talking with multiple providers. Others prefer to hand the project over to a company that will manage the entire project for them. Fortunately, service providers are available to suit every preference.

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