* Note: You will be asked to review and approve files we send you throughout our process. The timelines below assume active author participation.

eBooks

It usually takes 3-4 weeks to convert your eBook and upload it to retailers (half this time if you select our expedited option). Your eBook will be available for sale with the major retailers within 3-6 business days after your approval.

Print Books

It usually takes 4-5 weeks to complete the formatting and layout of your paperback/hardcover interior (half this time if you select our expedited option). Your print book will be available for sale within 3-6 business days after your approval. In rare cases, print books may take up to 30 days to become available.

Cover Design

It usually takes 4-5 weeks for us to finalize your cover (half this time if you select our expedited option).

Developmental Editing

  • Four weeks for manuscripts with less than 25,000 words. 
  • Six weeks for manuscripts with 25,000-50,000 words. 
  • Eight weeks for manuscripts with 50,000-100,000 words. 
  • Nine weeks for manuscripts with more than 100,000 words. 

Note: Our editors may request additional time depending on the nature of the writing or the complexity of the subject matter. No expedited options available.

Copy Editing 

  • Three weeks for manuscripts with less than 25,000 words. 
  • Five weeks for manuscripts with 25,000-50,000 words. 
  • Six weeks for manuscripts with 50,000-100,000 words. 
  • Seven weeks for manuscripts with more than 100,000 words. 

Note: Our editors may request additional time depending on the nature of the writing or the complexity of the subject matter. No expedited options available.

Proofread

  • Two weeks for manuscripts with less than 25,000 words. 
  • Four weeks for manuscripts with 25,000-50,000 words. 
  • Five weeks for manuscripts with 50,000-100,000 words. 
  • Six weeks for manuscripts with more than 100,000 words. 

Note: Our editors may request additional time depending on the nature of the writing or the complexity of the subject matter. No expedited options available

Illustrations

Dependent on complexity and other factors. No expedited options available.

Copyright Registration

It usually takes us 1-2 weeks to register for your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office, but it can take up to 10-12 months for you to receive your certificate in the mail. No expedited options available.

LCCN Registration

It usually takes us 2-3 weeks to receive your LCCN from the Library of Congress.

Content Changes

It can take 5-7 business days (sometimes longer) to implement each batch of edits you send us. The length of time it takes depends on how clear you are in conveying the edits to us, the workload of our formatters, and the complexity of the edits themselves.