The Publishing Process

Once your proposal is approved and you’ve signed a contract, what next?

Your Team

In addition to your acquisitions editor, you will work with a dedicated editorial team comprising a coordinating editor (CE), a development editor (DE), and a technical reviewer (TR). The coordinating editor acts as the project manager, and will serve as your day-to-day contact at Apress.

The development editor will help you shape and present your ideas in the best way possible. The technical reviewer will evaluate each chapter as you submit it, testing the code and providing feedback on the technical content.

The Process

The publishing process takes place in two major phases: manuscript development and production.

Manuscript development consists of the following stages for each chapter:Production consists of the following stages:
  • First draft
  • Development editor feedback
  • Technical review
  • Editorial review
  • Revision stage (2nd draft)
  • Editorial sign-off
  • Copyediting
  • Indexing
  • Composition
  • Author proofs
  • Proof corrections
  • Final files
  • Distribution to all retailers, both print and electronic