Brush up on your book production terms in our book production glossary. Learn the lingo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publishing a book? Get a manuscript evaluation, which provides editorial feedback on plot and character development, editing amount needed, and marketability.
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.
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.