Christmas sales are the main target for some titles (cookbooks, children’s titles and more), as well as some titles focussing on New Year release. However, production of these titles starts many months before, with our busy time typically being in summer. Last year, we had a few authors that wanted their books published for Christmas that simply left it too late. So to avoid that this year here’s a breakdown of deadlines for you.
When to order my publishing package for my pre-Christmas publishing date?
We would advise letting us know about your book at the earliest possible date. If you are purchasing our Write module, you should be telling us NOW about your book. This is due to the additional work required prior to design. Curate should be notified to us by the end of March/early April, with a list of sources available for us to start on. Titles that you would like us to proof read and Edit should be available to do so end of May/early June. For all other books, we recommend getting these to us by the end of June. These guidelines would then lead to your book being published in September to maximise the number of pre-Christmas sales.
What if I decide to go Print-on-Demand instead?
Print on demand titles and electronic titles can be provided to us a little later. Please note: this will require you to proof your book digitally, as printed proofs take additional time. Final deadline for sign off of artwork for print on demand would be 15th September.
What if I miss my deadline?
Although we will try our best, you may prefer to choose to change to a print-on-demand or digital only release. The absolute cut off point for these is the start of September.
How can Kissed Off Creations Ltd help me meet my deadline?
We offer two content creation modules for those who are struggling to find the time to write their book. We also have some great writing blog posts that can help you when you have a blank page moment. We are also developing several writing aid tools to help you that are due to be released this year.
We also maintain a schedule of releases, so we can ensure that your launch does not clash with any of our other titles.