In the digital age, the face of publishing has been transformed. Certain definitions and actions are important regardless of the publishing option you select. When talking to printers and sales venues, you need a background knowledge across many aspects of publishing, formatting, editing, software programs, etc. Setting realistic goals is also important for any venture. We’ll go through a sample timeline to help you determine how long it takes to get your manuscript published once you’ve finished writing it. How much will it cost to produce a quality book? What should you expect whether you are self-publishing or going traditional?