Publishing – The Process

Taking a manuscript from submission to published work can be a long process. There are many tasks to be completed behind the scenes; some large, some small, but all important. When you choose Red Falcon, you can be confident that we will be diligent and dedicated to making your manuscript the best it can be. Here is an outline of the main stages of the process your work will go through:

Initial Read-Through

Upon receipt of your manuscript, we will read it through to see if it’s the right fit for us and if we’re the right fit for you. We will contact you to move forward from here.


For maximum potential, we recommend that you edit your manuscript. The editing cost is variable depending on your word count. See more details here on editing.

Cover Design

A crucial part of the creative process is cover design. Your book will be judged by its cover, and we are here to ensure it stands out from the crowd. Whether you require a photographic cover design or a piece of original artwork, we can help. We will work with you to write a scope that will bring your ideas to life. If you require artwork, we are partnered with several excellent illustrators each with their own unique signature style. More information is available on our illustrators page.


This is the process of arranging the text of your book into the most visually pleasing design possible. There is a lot more to this process than you might think. Much thought is given to creating a good design and layout and when done well, it will have the desired effect of creating the best possible experience for your reader.


We know how much you want your book to be a success, and we share your ambitions! We have a number of marketing add-ons available to help you on your way. We can produce a professional AI (advance information) sheet to be distributed to our database of bloggers, book reviewers, libraries and of course, bookshops. We can also write a piece about you for our website, and we produce the blurb and descriptions for your book that can be used to promote it wherever it is available. Check out the options available to you on our add-ons page.