Going to Press
Once the final PDF has been reviewed by
the author, copy edit/layout will make any final changes and
then format the PDF to be sent to the printer. (The printer
is very particular about the exact specifications for the
Next, copy edit/layout will add features
to the PDF (such as bookmarks, thumbnails, and hyperlinks)
so that it's ready for sale as an ebook.
It usually takes about three calendar weeks
from the time the final PDF is submitted to the printer until
the time that physical books are ready to ship. Our printer
also warehouses and ships books for us. We queue up orders
to our distributor and advance orders from our website a couple
of days early so that they can begin shipping books as soon
as they are ready.