What does publishing look like?
Normally, after acceptance the process of publishing a NIAS book goes through the stages listed below – often with several stages running simultaneously. Contracted authors will receive a specific schedule showing the timeline and deadlines involved in their own book project.
- book proposal submitted by author/editor
- internal review by NIAS Press
- submission of manuscript by author
- international scholarly review by anonymous external referees
- agreement to publish
- agreement between author and NIAS Press on revisions to be made
- work revised by the author and returned to NIAS Press
- manuscript checked for style, consistency, etc.
- copy-editing (incl. language correction) of manuscript
- keying of corrections, usually by author
- delivery of finalized text, illustrations, etc.
3. Developing a marketing strategy
- author’s marketing questionnaire completed and returned
- final decision on title, preparation of book description
- registration of book with bibliographic and library services
- announcement of book to booksellers, libraries, distributors, etc.
- inclusion in NIAS Press and distributor catalogues
- preparation of post-publication promotion
- typesetting of book
- proofing of typeset book pages by author and NIAS Press
- design of cover and/or jacket
- preparation of index by author, typesetting and proofing of index
- final corrections to book
- printing and binding
- shipping and delivery of finished books
- public release, sale copies distributed to warehouses and bookshops
- author’s copies and other complimentary copies distributed
- review copies distributed
- publicity and promotion (advertisements, launch, conference displays, etc.