Stage One entailed submitting all related materials to the printer. This involved submission of an author photo, author bio, back cover text, the book’s text, a cover, and authorization paperwork proving the right of ownership or right to publish the photo and cover art.
The cover art had to be reworked in order to fit into the available options for the printing option I had selected. The press company will generate the Title Box, so the image shown is an approximate.
All material having been submitted and the ownership authorizations approved, the project has moved to Stage Two. Stage Two will consist of working with the press company to be sure the interior text conforms to a fiction layout; headers, blank pages where necessary, page numbering and organization of the Table of Contents.
I believe I have foreseen most of their considerations, and that this process will go smoothly. Their general prediction at this point is 10 to 13 weeks.
In a few months, the paperback will be on its way.