From Conception to Consumer: How Does The Good Book Company Make a Book?

Joe Henegan | July 23rd 2018

Ever wondered how the words get from a writer's head onto the pages of a book and into your hands?

A surprising amount of work and time goes into producing a finished book for mass consumption. From the time a commission gets approved, it can typically take about 18 months before it is eventually released for retail. Sometimes we spend months agonizing over the perfect title. And it can be a confusing business, even for those of us who work in publishing, so we thought we'd record it in a helpful diagram for you.

Click on the infographic below to enlarge it.

This summer we started a campaign to inspire and encourage everyone to read more Christian books and we’d love you to be a part of it. Here are three ways you can join in:

1. Share our inspirational film 

2. Read stories about books that have changed people’s lives

3. Get back into the habit of reading Christian books. This summer, we’ve made a special selection available for just $3 to get you kick-started. That’s less than a cup of coffee!

You may also be interested in knowing which of the 4 books our Editorial Director is so glad we published.

Joe Henegan

Joe is our Vice President of Marketing. He lives in South London, UK with his wife and two daughters and is a member at River Church Sutton - part of the Newfrontiers network - where he runs a small group and various outreach activities.