WHERE TO PUT EVERYTHING 

This project is more than doable. But organisation is paramount, if you don’t want to lose your head. So firstly, you’ll need to get busy creating some folders, to accommodate all your bits and pieces.

Create a Folder for each of the 10 Steps.

Create any sub-folders (or internal folders) that might be helpful, within your main folders.

Any existing paperwork you have e.g. Manuscript, Images, Cover Artwork…file it straight away in your new folders (using the drag and drop method) so then it’s ready to go when you are.

During the publishing process, when you finish a document and are ready to save, drop it in the corresponding folder immediately as well. That way, everything will be at your fingertips, and you’ll be highly organised.


Folder and Sub Folder Suggestions below

USES AND FILES EXTENSION TYPES

BOOK BRIEF
Book Details – Book Pricing – Printer Info

  • File Word Documents with Book Brief Details
  • File Book Prices and Printer Requirements
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .docx / .doc / .wps

MANUSCRIPT
Main Content – Other Pages – Cover Info

  • File Word Documents with draft copy of Manuscript ONLY
  • File Finalised Copy of Edited Manuscript ONLY
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .docx / .doc / .wps

IMAGES
Content Images – Other Images – Cover Images

  • File ALL Images, Photos, Illustrations  and Graphics for Book
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .jpg / .png / .bmp / .svg

PROGRAMS / APPLICATIONS
Downloads – Program Tutorials – Login Details / Password

  • File Downloaded Programs and Tutorials
  • File Account Login Details and Passwords
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .exe / .zip / .media and audio formats

BOOK PAGES
Main Pages – Book Pages – Cover Layout

  • File book pages set up in Inkscape for book layout
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .svg ONLY

ISBN
ISBN Numbers – Barcode – ISBN & Barcode Information

  • File ISBN and Barcode information and details from Bowker
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .docx / .doc / .pdf

PRINT READY PDFs
Templates – Bleed Layout Info – Print Ready PDFs

  • File Templates and Bleed Layout Info from Printer
  • File Print Ready PDFs and Combined Multi PDF done in Inkscape
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .pdf ONLY

BOOK PRINTING
Combined PDF – Printers Proof – Book Prices – Order info

  • File Printer’s Proof of your book
  • File Book Price Info and Order Details
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .pdf / .docx / .doc

MARKETING
Advertising – Social Media – Wholesalers – Local – Online

  • File Marketing Information and Sellers List
  • File Online Selling Information
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .jpg / .png / .bmp / .svg

WEBSITE
Setting up – Maintenance – Login Details / Password

  • File Notes and Diagrams on Website instructions
  • File Website Layout Details
  • Anything relevant to the Website Host (WordPress)
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS  .pdf /  .docx / .doc / .jpg / .png

The Sub-Folders are not vital, but they’ll certainly help you locate things a little easier, once you start accumulating information and files.

Additional Folder Suggestions


LINKS AND RESOURCES
Programs – Information – Tutorials – Articles

  • File Links and Information plus all Author Resources
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .all types files

TEMPLATES & INSTRUCTIONS
PDF Templates – Instructions – Bleed Information

  • File Links and Information plus all Author Resources
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .pdf 

MISCELLANEOUS
Any Other Information

  • File any other relevant miscellaneous information
  • Typical FILE EXTENSIONS .all types files

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