- She/he signs an agreement with us stating among other things that the work is original and that the rights rest with the author
- The manuscript is then edited (i.e. a round of copyediting or substantive editing follows). In the case of books of poetry, the book is proof read.
- After the book is edited and the suggested changes are incorporated, the cover is designed and the pages are laid out.
- Following these processes, the book is ready for printing (either on demand, or in bulk) and distribution.
An author who chooses to publish usually goes through the following 5 steps: