Short Answer? Two to three months. (**Except during Covid. See update below, and separate FAQ question on Covid timelines.**)
Here’s why. Many variables impact the production time of a book. The typical process starts with the author emailing a manuscript file to Braughler Books. A publishing advisor will schedule a call or meeting with you to discuss your book. We like to understand why you wrote the book, who it’s for, and what you would like help with as your book is published. From there, our design team creates a cover, lays out the interior and then provides you with a digital proof. Upon approval of the digital proof, we then provide a hard copy (printed) proof for you to review. We want to be sure you’re REALLY, REALLY sure it’s ready to go to print. From approved print files, you could have your books in hand in 2-3 months.
We have had some authors who published in as little as 5-6 weeks, and others who took their time over the course of 6-8 months to get it just right.
And when you’ve sold out of your books and simply need reprints? The average time to receive those is just 2-3 weeks.
For a step by step understanding of all the steps the team at Braughler Books will go through with you as you on your book, click over to our Downloads page and select the process for new books or previously published and printed books.
**Covid updates. Due to the unprecedented impact Covid has had on our lives, beginning back in March 2020 and continuing as of September 2021, normal timelines have more than doubled in some cases, depending on the type of book you are publishing. Covid-related challenges include labor shortages with printing partners to supply chain issues with obtaining ink, toner, paper and consumables (boxes and packing materials.) For the latest timelines, please contact us directly at [email protected]. We appreciate your continued consideration during this period.