The publishing process can appear convoluted at times, especially if this is your first time thinking about writing a book or working on turning it from manuscript to a good finished article. At Jordana Creatives Publishing, each and every stage is carefully planned and monitored by the people charged with looking after your book – us. We’re very proud of our commitment to detail and we’re always happy to answer questions on any aspect of the publishing process, from initial conversations about ideas, through to peer review, through to seeing the book in print, promoting it, your book launch and creating the right sales funnels for selling your book and growing the idea for you to also become a public speaker on the subject of your book. We coach you through the right process.
We recommend that our house style is implemented from the outset, since the task of re-editing your manuscript to comply at the last stage, can be very laborious. So speak to us today, to get your started on the right track to ensure success.
The sales cycle for your book may begin before you have completed the manuscript. Our designers will start working on the cover design approximately 15 months before the scheduled publication date. If you have ideas, or specific images in mind please discuss these with us well in advance. You should note that a high proportion of images found on internet searches are unlicensed. We require high-resolution images, licensed for commercial use (as opposed to editorial use), with model releases where appropriate. We would thus prefer that images suggested to us are sourced through reputable agencies such as Getty Images or Shutterstock.
If you are considering a title change for your book, please discuss this with us as early as possible. Once your book has been advertised in a catalogue it will also have entered all the major bibliographic services internationally, with advance sales being generated. At this point it is unadvisable to consider changing the title.
An author must catch the attention of & attract potential readers and buyers by their writings. If the author is new, finding readers becomes harder. For both, the new as well as the established authors, book cover design plays a crucial role in catching the customers’ eye when hundreds of books are lined up in a bookshelf. Therefore, the cover design must be attractive and unique. We pay heed to the concept of the cover, and by that we mean the font cover and the back cover, colours, typefaces, and simplicity of the design. But it should be a scalable design that appears excellent in smaller sizes for online selling of the book.
We have been designing book covers for over fifteen years and have illustrators at hand, a vast amount of imagery and all kinds of resources to create the perfect cover for you.
Your cover needs to let people know immediately what genre it belongs in.
Manuscript presentation makes a big difference to the way we receive your work. If we receive a manuscript unsolicited, we look for early warning signs that say this author hasn’t taken enough care to be worth reading further. So lousy presentation can screw up your chances of success before your book has really given itself a chance. We have set formats for your manuscript to ensure you deliver quality work. We guid you through this process and the stages of writing. There’s a difference between a manuscript and a book, and it’s much the same as the difference between a writer and an author. A writer is anyone at all who writes. An author is a writer whose work has been published. The same thing is basically true of manuscripts / books, so a reasonable definition of the word ‘manuscript’ would be:
A manuscript is the text of your work,
before that text has been turned into the finished book.
Start promoting your book well before you start putting pen to paper. If you have already decided on the title and we have registered it and bought your ISBN, then that's the time you start promoting the book. Promoting and marketing your books is vital to success. After all, readers can’t flock to you if they don’t know you exist. But promotion can be expensive, and all that overhead comes out of your pocket. We have come up with various ways to promote your book, without breaking your bank account. Create blog posts, create and make good use of your YouTube Channel, join reader groups on social media, promote your posts on Facebook by paying for certain promotional posts, build up a good mailing list and we also use great sales funnels that will keep your audience engaged with compelling lead offers.
Proofreading has less ambition than editing and is therefore a cheaper service, but it still performs a vital role. Proofreading is the process of correcting surface errors in writing, such as grammatical, spelling, punctuation and other language mistakes.
You might think that eliminating mistakes and inconsistencies in a document is not particularly necessary but this could either make or break the success of your book reviews. Our professional editors understand the conventions of English writing and the nuances of the language. As well as catching easy to overlook mistakes, we can also identify inconsistent terminology, spelling and formatting. This then makes the editing process easier so we can make changes and suggestions that will improve the overall quality of your writing, particularly in relation to language use and expression. After editing, your language will be sharp and consistent, your expression clear and the overall readability of your writing enhanced.
Once revised proofs have been approved, the Project Manager supplies digital and print-ready files to us, no later than six weeks before bound copy date. Final artwork for the cover is submitted from the Design Manager. The Production Editor checks all files and sends them to the printer. Advance copies of the book are checked by the Production Editor. On approval, stock is delivered into our warehouse, the gratis copies agreed in the contract are sent to the author and arrangements are made to ship the books out to you or distributors. As a guide, our publication date is approximately eight weeks.
We will promote your book including it in relevant catalogues, listing it on our website and exhibiting it at any of our relevant events. In advance of submitting the manuscript you will be asked to complete a marketing questionnaire, which forms the basis of the marketing plan for the book and assists us with drawing up a review list.
We have publishing packages ranging from £1,500 to £5,000 plus, depending on your idea and size of the project you'd like us to handle for you. We have also made it possible for our clients to select certain components of the publishing process to allow for flexibility so you can handle certain aspects of the process if you feel capable of it and we can take care of those areas that you need more professional help with.
Get in touch today and we can get you started with a package that is right for your pocket.