What are Your Publishing Workflow Best Practices?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

A streamlined workflow is paramount to achieving success. What’s your advice for establishing bulletproof publishing processes?

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By Edward Nawotka

In today’s feature story covering publishing workflow best practices, Karina Mikhil notes, “A streamlined workflow, one that aligns expectations, schedules and systems, is paramount to achieving success.”

Publishers’ workflow can develop in a number of different ways: years of trial-and-error testing, advice from consultants, countless internal meetings, or simply an organically evolving process. However your company’s workflow came into being, there are probably things that work great and other elements that could use improvement. And what may work great for one team or company might not work in another environment.

So tell us, what are your “best practices” for publishing workflow? What do you do to avoid nasty surprises and to mitigate risk? What advice do you offer to fellow authors who are experiencing workflow issues?

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.