Writing an educational book is a tough task in itself. Not only is the educational book market saturated with options, but it requires a lot of research and knowledge to come up with a book that will actually help the readers. However, the real struggle starts once you have completed writing it, and it's time to publish the book. Although there are many book publishing companies in India, they have a strict process of selection. The article further provides you with an overview of the integral steps in publishing books. Most of the time, a publishing house will appoint you an Author Service Manager after you submit your proposal. The manager is then is your only point of contact with the firm and further helps you with the steps mentioned below.

1. Fill The Proposal Form: This is the first step you need to complete at any book publishing firm. Filling up the proposal form gives the book publishers an overview of the book you want to publish and its future prospects. The publishing proposal is then evaluated, and a notice is sent out denoting if it has been accepted or rejected in the next 10-30 days.

2. Submit The Manuscript: After your proposal form has been approved, you have to submit the full-length manuscript of the book. It is necessary that the manuscript follows the guidelines of the book publishing company you have chosen. The manuscript will then be checked for plagiarism and then sent to peer review.

3. Peer Review: This is the stage where external reviewers read and evaluate the manuscript you submitted. Depending on their feedback, you might be asked to revise parts of your draft. In the case of educational books, you might also be asked to add more information or prove its authenticity, depending on their suggestions.

4. Price Quote and Acceptance: After the peer review goes well, there is not much you need to worry about. Soon after that, you will receive a price quote and formal notice. Once the price quoted is agreed on by both the publishers and the author, an agreement is signed, and the deal is finalized. The copyright agreement is also signed at this stage.

5. Language Editing and Typeset Proofing: Once the book is finalized, the manuscript is sent for language copyediting. A typeset proof is sent to you to proofread and thoroughly check for mistakes. Not only that, but the typeset proof is also used for the author to judge if they are happy with the final product and want any changes made. In this stage, the author's picture, book summary, and cover design are decided as well.

6. Online Publication and Delivery: Authors are usually given the choice of publishing their books online or through print editions. If ordered, print copies get published and delivered within 10-15 days. However, digital publishing, takes a lot less time. It is advised in this day and age, you opt for digital publications as it has a lot of benefits when compared to print.

These are the processes included in publishing a book. In recent times, many book publishers in India offer the author the option of publishing their books online as well. Publishing books online can help cut down printing costs as well as make it more available to the readers.

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