Publisher’s Services Checklist

Here are some of the functions of a traditional publisher:

  • pricing your book
  • editorial
  • design
  • cover design
  • proofreading
  • indexing
  • copyediting
  • illustrations and photographs
  • permissions for use of copyrighted material
  • Cataloging in Publication data (CIP)
  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
  • UPC labels (scannable bar codes)
  • layout
  • page proofs used for author/editor corrections
  • final page printing
  • book binding
  • copyright registration
  • marketing via review copies
  • marketing via publishers catalog
  • deals with bookstores and wholesalers
  • book distribution arrangements
  • payments to contractors
  • payments to authors