Publishers employ the use of bound galleys to produce ultra-fast finished products most often associated with advanced copy production. They are used to rapidly deliver advance copies to reviewers, bookstore distributors, and buyers alike. It is intended to support editor’s review processes. With bound galleys, editors can review and comments with handwritten notes. Many editors simply prefer to work with a physical copy in hands.
Skilled artists produce bound galleys and advance readers copies for book publishers in five to seven business days lead time. Bound galleys are for editing and proofreading purposes. The ultrafast production means your new book are in the hands of readers and reviewers faster thereby creating buzz for the release of the final book. It is significantly important because it is the tangible document to make corrections and editing. The manuscript ordinarily with wide enough margins will be edited several times and on the side margins the editors will write their comments or corrections.
Bound galleys in Boston, MA comparing to other printing services, focus more on speed, proficiency, quality, and input. Clients will receive bound galleys of superior quality. There are printers who produce clean, printed in high-resolution pages on white or natural paper stock. Normally they add the word “Uncorrected Page Proof” to show that it is still subject for review and comment.
It is at this stage that editors, proofreaders, and the author themselves will preview the book for final approval and allow for comments, feedback and opinion. Once approved and verified that all details are accurate and no error then production is made for the final copy.
For most reviewers, they require some lead time to see the book before publication. Since advanced readers, copies are sent to reviewers, and booksellers, they need to be finally edited and corrected. It allows the author and editors the opportunity to figure out what the book will look like once it has been reviewed, corrected and completed.
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