Unraveling the intricacies of self-publishing can feel like quite a daunting task. In this episode of Recipe for Success, LeAnna breaks down the editorial process with the help of Weller Smith Design’s Erin Williams to provide insight into the unique challenges of book creation in the self-publishing landscape.
The role of an editorial production manager in self-publishing is to keep everyone on track, ensure clarity on project stages, and answer queries promptly. The three-step editorial process we follow at Weller Smith Design— which includes developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading—is crucial to ensuring our collaborations with clients produce polished, professional projects that respect the author’s vision and voice.
Self-publishing provides authors with greater control over their content and the freedom to inject their unique voice into their work. It is a fantastic option for those who want to retain the originality and authenticity of their voice. Moreover, it provides the opportunity to ensure the editorial process respects the author’s goals. But the process to get that manuscript to publication can be time-consuming and feel overwhelming.
The self-publishing journey is more than just transforming a manuscript into a book. It’s about preserving the author’s voice, ensuring quality, and offering greater control over content.
Self-publishing may seem like navigating a labyrinth, but with a knowledgeable editorial team by your side, it can turn into an enriching and fulfilling journey.
What you’ll learn in this episode
- (0:00:01) – Role of Editorial Production Manager in Self-Publishing
- (0:09:37) – The Editorial Process in Book Publishing
- (0:16:04) – Self-Publishing Editorial Process Simplified
- (0:28:34) – The Benefits of Self-Publishing Cookbooks
Remember, in the world of self-publishing, you’re not just an author – you’re in control of your own publishing journey. Embrace it, and let your unique voice be heard! Enjoy the episode!
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