A book in the Draft state has never had its proof approved, nor has it ever been distributed. You may save information to your draft without distributing and there is no expected timeline for a draft. You may upload your details and content at your own pace.
On Step 5 Approve, you may order a Print Proof for a flat fee that includes expedited shipping and handling rather than approving your digital proof (shown on the “Inside” and “Cover” steps).
On Step 5 Approve, you may choose to order a Print Proof for a flat fee that includes expedited shipping and handling rather than approving your digital proof. This Proof will be added to a shopping cart found at the top navigation of the page. Your order will not be made until you enter shipping and payment information.
After you have hit “Submit” on the Approval page, your Print Book status will change to “Preparing Manuscript.” This status indicates that Draft2Digital is running your book through several processes to make future content delivery as smooth as possible.
If you decide to approve your digital proof on Step 5 Approve, you will never see the status “Awaiting Author Approval” on your print book.
If you decide to order an expedited Proof Copy first, this will be your status until you have decided you are ready to proceed with Proof Approval. You can approve your digital proof at any time by selecting the “Proof Approval” option found on the Step 5 Approve page of the publishing process.
Once you have approved your Proof, you will be able to order any number of Author Copies and/or Distribute to our Print on Demand Partner Stores.
Once you are happy with your cover and interior files and have approved your proof, digital or physical, you must toggle to confirm " I am ready to Publish and Distribute my work to Online Stores." on step 5 Approve to list your book for sale.
Distribution is elective; you do not have to distribute your print book if you do not want to list your title for sale.
Your book is listed for sale! Congratulations!