Book Production Basics
Publishing Timelines at Mill City Press
Learn about the Mill City Press publishing timeline and approximately how long your book might take to publish, along with our turnaround time for each stage.
Book Production Glossary
Brush up on your book production terms in our book production glossary. Learn the lingo.
The Book Editing Process
A step-by-step guide to the editing process and everything you need to know about self-editing, beta readers, developmental editors, copy editors, proofreaders.
ISBN or International Standard Book Number
Learn what an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is and what they’re used for. Want one or more for your book? Find out how to buy an ISBN here.
LCCN or Library of Congress Control Number
Learn what a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) is, how to get one, whether you’re eligible for a number, and where to display the LCCN in your book.
How to Use Track Changes in the Editing Process
Learn how to use Microsoft Word Track Changes during the editing process to keep or discard suggested changes. Use these best practices for a clean manuscript.
Get Editorial Feedback with a Manuscript Evaluation
Publishing a book? Get a manuscript evaluation, which provides editorial feedback on plot and character development, editing amount needed, and marketability.
Back Cover Copy Includes the Book Summary and Author Bio
What’s on the back of the book counts. Learn how back cover copy is a powerful sales pitch to hook potential readers through a strong book summary & author bio.
What is a Book Barcode?
In every book barcode is a book’s ISBN. A Bookland EAN & UPC barcode allow you to sell your book in stores. Self-publishing? This is the barcode info you need.
Learn how copyright registration protects your book, what kind of protection copyrighting your book offers, and how it affects the self-publishing process.