A Guide to the People You’ll Work With On Your Self-Publishing Journey | Here at Xlibris, we can help you achieve your goal of becoming a published author, whatever your goals, budget, and needs. That’s one of the chief benefits of supported self-publishing: you choosing and deciding which services best suit you while getting guidance from a team of professionals every step of the way. But who are these professionals, and how can they help you? | Read on to find out more about the people and the processes involved in turning your ideas into a professionally published book.
Getting Started
• Contact your Publishing Consultant.
• Browse through our wide range of publishing packages.
• Purchase the package that fits your creative vision and
publishing goals.
Submissions
Submit your manuscript, images, other required materials, and your design and layout preferences.
Production
Work with us to ensure that your manuscript is ready to be sent to the printer.
Final Prep
You're one step away from publishing your book. Send in your approval, and we'll work on the finishing touches and send your book off to our printer.
The Finish Line
Hooray! Your book is now available for sale on selected online bookstores and ready to be purchased.
Publishing Consultant
Your Publishing Consultant will discuss the options and services available to you so you can choose the best one that will suit your needs.
Payment Central Representative
He or she will take care of processing your payment and confirming when it is done so that your book can move on to the next stages of the self-publishing process.
Agreement Control Representative
Your agreement control representative will make sure that you've read and understood Xlibris's Terms and Conditions when you sign your contract.
Submissions Representative
Your Submissions Representative will coordinate with you to ensure that you submit all the needed materials for your book on a timely basis and that these comply with content and formatting requirements.
Author Services Representative
Your Author Services Representative will be your point person during the entire production process. He or she will make sure everything is in order so that your book comes out the way you envisioned.
Marketing Consultant
Looking to target a niche audience? Or is your goal to connect with the widest range of readers possible? Your Marketing Consultant will help you create the right marketing plan to suit your book's promotional needs and budget.
Book Consultant
Your Book Consultant will handle your book orders and will help you determine the number of books that you should keep in stock based on your goals and planned author events.
Marketing Services Representative
Your Marketing Services Representative will act as liaison between you and the team fulfilling your marketing services—the services included in your publishing package, if any, or those you have purchased separately.
Customer Service Representative
The go-to person for authors who have questions or concerns regarding any part of the publishing process. Should you run into any issues, our Customer Service Representatives will direct you to the person who can best address them.
People Behind The Scenes
Writers, Designers, & Researchers
The marketing services you signed up for will determine who work on your marketing campaign. Writers and researchers create content for your press releases and other copy needs, while designers work on creating the layout of your website.
Final Quality Assessment
The FQA specialist will do the final design and layout quality check for printer compliance.
Content Evaluator
Your manuscript will be sent back to the Content Evaluator to make sure that everything conforms to Xlibris’s content guidelines after going through all the revision stages.
To learn more about the services we offer, contact us today by calling 1-888-795-4274. You may also send an e-mail to publishtoday@xlibris.com.
Content Evaluator
To ensure that your work meets Xlibris standards, your Content Evaluator will review your manuscript for offensive words, hateful themes, and legal issues such as plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel, among others.
Encoder, Editor, & Illustrator
The encoder, editor, and illustrator will take care of your respective data entry, editing, or illustration requirements whether these services are already included in your publishing package or if you've purchased them separately.
Design Team
The design team will work on your book cover and interior based on your specific design requests. They will also work on design revisions, should you send in any corrections.