Once your order has passed the Design Review you will receive initial Proofs within 15 to 20 business days. You will be notified via email and be able to download digital PDF proofs of both the Cover and the Interior for review. If you decide that you absolutely love both designs, you can approve them. Once Approved, our eBook conversion team will generate the eBook file proofs and release them for your review.
If you get your proofs and you don't love them, that's OK! Our proofing process allows you to request changes to both the cover and the interior designs. Please follow these instructions to either Reject/Approve your Proofs:
We have made a quick video to help you with this process.
If we receive corrections, the designer will incorporate your requests and send a new proof.
Once we have both of the Print Cover and Manuscript interior components approved, our eBook team will then begin working on the eBook conversion.
BookBaby waits for all components to be approved in case any changes to the eBook proof need to also be changed in the printed version. Authors definitely do not want to find a typo that needs to be corrected after we've already shipped their books! After approving your eBook proofs, the print books will then begin the manufacturing process.
The eBook retail listing appears around 3 business days after the eBook proofs are approved. Depending on your release date, the eBook may be immediately available for download upon purchase. Or, if your release date still has yet to pass, the eBook will be available for pre-order.
Print book listings can take about two to three weeks to generate. The book normally has an 8 week pre-sale period where readers will be able to pre-order the book. BookBaby encourages you to drive pre-sale traffic to these listings, as this encourages retailers to stock larger on-hand inventory.