Sometimes publishers, editors, and authors need help to get books past the finish line. Big lists, complex books, tight deadlines, plus the slowdown caused by smaller teams and remote work, can create a challenging development process. The book producers of the ABPA can provide support at any stage, and have an intimate knowledge of and experience with each facet of the publishing process. 

Working with a book producer will allow you to delegate and pass the baton confidently from wherever you are in the publishing process. Members of the ABPA will help you get your book efficiently, creatively, and expertly through the development process and into the hands of readers. Below, find a list of services provided by the book producers in this organization. 

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Art & Design

  • Art direction
  • Book design
  • Book layout 
  • Graphic design
  • Illustrations
  • Interior layouts


  • Backlist marketing
  • Backlist repackaging
  • Backlist updating


  • Concept development
  • Series development


  • Cover comps
  • Cover design

Digital Conversion

  • eBook conversion
  • Manuscript conversion for Kindle, Nook, and other devices
  • Color management, RGB/CMYK conversion


  • Copyediting
  • Line editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural editing

Educational Materials

  • Classroom materials
  • Digitization for distance learning
  • Serialization

Full Service

  • Book development, from concept to printer-ready files
  • Project management from any stage of the development process, working with publisher’s author and freelancers or providing team as needed
  • Production editing


  • Bibliography
  • Digital indexing
  • Index creation
  • Glossary creation 


  • Color management, color separation, prepress art 
  • Transparency flattening
  • Link checking


  • Presentations and pitches
  • Proposal writing


  • Photo research
  • Sourcing art
  • Fact-checking


  • Commissioning a writer

To get to know the book producers of the ABPA, you can browse through the member list and our past blog posts.

Browse on our site and find the book producer who is the right match for you! Reach out to us at with any questions.