Small Press Publishing: A Model Workflow for 2018

Jamie McGarry
May 28, 2018 · 7 min read

Step 1: Signing the contract

Step 2: Global editing

Step 3: Author questionnaire

Step 4a: Copy editing

Step 4b: Publicity materials

Step 5: Decide on the format

Step 6: Text design

Step 7: Choose a printer

Step 8: Set the RRP

Step 9: Cover design

Step 10: Proofreading

Step 11: Set the release date

‘We left ourselves too much time before the book came out. We had finished copies far too early… had far too many weeks in which to calmly and effectively stoke interest in that title before it was released. It was a disaster.’

Step 12: Register the book

Step 13: Final publicity & admin


Jamie McGarry

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Founder @valleypress, writing here (sporadically) about making a living from small press publishing. 'I shall find a way or make one', as Seneca said.

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