[This post was written by BookBaby staff member Meghan M.]
What you need to know now to get your eBook ready!
Maybe you have a heartwarming Christmas tale for kids or an eBook full of delicious recipes for Hanukkah. Perhaps you’ve written a book dedicated to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Regardless of which winter holiday your eBook is meant for, you will need to carefully plan your eBooks’ release in order to make it on time. Here are some tips from BookBaby to make sure your eBook is ready for its biggest occasion of the year:
1) Allow yourself plenty of time.
This is number one on our list because we can’t stress enough how important it is to allow lots of time for each part of the publishing process! Although we live in a digital age, the teams working on your eBook are still human. Your conversion process is going to take time, as is getting your book live at each of our retail partners.
- To publish before Hanukkah, we recommend you submit your eBook no later than the end of September.
- To publish before Christmas and Kwanzaa, we recommend you submit your eBook no later than mid-October.
This time frame allows at least ten business days for your conversion to take place, along with room for proofing (provided you chose our Premium package, which includes a proof of your eBook) and time for the retail partners to make your eBook live for sale. This also takes into consideration the fact that some retail partners have reduced service levels during the holidays.