When an author wishes to publish, and completes work on a given project, the writing therapist and the author begin the final editing process. WRITERS will assemble text and any images created, then begin drafting a mock-up of the book in our publishing platform. The specialist and the child preview the mock-up together, then collaborate in designing the book's cover and jacket—and in writing the author biography.
Once the author has approved all final revisions and all design details, we submit the book to the publisher. Our publisher is based in California, and production time is typically 10-14 days. We then mail the book either directly to the hospital or directly to the child's home, per the child and family's preferences. One complimentary hard-backed copy of the book is always provided to the young author and the author's family, which is made possible through the generosity of our program's sponsors. Additional copies of the books are always available directly through the publisher (WRITERS receives none of the proceeds from those sales) for any friends and family who may wish to order additional copies.