SARDI needs an average of six months to take a completed final manuscript and turn it into a printed book.
However, before the manuscript enters this 12 month production period, the acquisitions editor evaluates the manuscript to ensure that it reflects the promise of the original book proposal. The acquisitions editor may ask the author to add material, delete material, or make changes to the final manuscript based on an initial reading of the manuscript and/or on comments provided by an SME or other internal/external experts. This process normally takes one month. It is important to note that it is the author’s responsibility to deliver an acceptable manuscript. Our contract states that if an author is unable to produce an acceptable manuscript within a specified time, it will be the author’s responsibility to pay an outside editor to rework the manuscript or opt not to continue with the project.Once the acquisitions editor deems a manuscript complete and accepts it, the acquisitions editor passes the manuscript to the development editor who, along with a copyeditor, works with the author to further develop and copyedit the manuscript. Development and copyediting the manuscript takes one to two months and often requires further work by the author to finely hone sections of the book or to provide more information if needed. In addition, it is the responsibility of the author to collect permissions for quotes or any other materials from previously published works. Prepress work (typesetting and proofreading) and printing/binding the book takes three months. During the prepress stage, the author may be called on to verify information or answer content questions to ensure complete accuracy of the manuscript.
Getting your book published is exciting, especially for new authors. Once the book is published, you have a new marketing role to play in partnership with SARDI. The following tips will help ensure good sales of your book: Plan to speak at professional conferences that occur around the publication date of your book. Getting a high-profile speaking engagement can really boost the sales of your book. You may need to plan in advance for this. Many of these conferences require presentation proposals to be submitted a year before the actual conference takes place. Work with SARDI to send review copies of your book to key industry magazines and other publications. Even if these publications do not review books, your subject matter may be the basis for a scheduled article, and a quote from the book or mention of a book title helps to drive sales. Send your book to selected industry thought leaders, especially if you know these individuals personally. A recommendation from respected leaders will also help sales for your book. Use your Website to market your book. Visitors who find your book “virtually” can be linked back to SARDI to order a copy. Dr. Anish Kumar Verma, publisher SARDI HEAD OFFICE: B. 28/70, Manas Mandir, Durgakund, Varanasi-221005, U.P. (INDIA), Mobile 09453025847, 8840080928 firstname.lastname@example.org