Book Production Workflow


An overview of the processes involved in the production of scholarly books

Here's the replay of an Art of Copyediting webinar titled Book Production Workflow: An Overview held on April 6, 2023, as part of the ICF (Indian Copyeditors Forum) monthly meetings.  For your convenience, the webinar recording has been broken down into 12 smaller videos.

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Introduction, stages of book production

Developmental editing, chapter submissions, editorial review


Book design (preparation, importance), typesetting specifications

Copyediting, using a Word Styles template for copyediting


Copyediting corrections in artwork, processing of artwork

Author review, finalizing of chapters, typesetting, first proofs


Proofreading, editorial proofreading, corrections, final proofs, approvals

Indexing, frontmatter, backmatter, ISBN, book cover


Deliverables, printing, marketing, sales, distribution

Project manager, project management, workflow, schedule, budget


Benefits of such a workflow

Q&A: permissions, figure submissions, copyeditor's ways of handling input received


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