Publication Setup Button - How to Prepare for Publishing

Click the “Publication Setup” button  to input or change important information that will be used inside the published book, and when displaying your book in stores and catalogs. Located on the right side of your Project Dashboard, the Publication Setup button collects metadata and other marketing tidbits about your title(s). 

Publication Details, include:

  • Titles and Descriptions
  • Additional Information
  • Contributors
  • Categorization
  • Legal Details
  • Formats and Distribution
  • Theme and Book Types
  • Publication Settings
  • Pricing and Copies
  • Covers
  • Review

Enter title (required) and optional subtitle, series title and edition (if applicable) as you would like them to appear in the published book.

Enter the description of the book as you would like it to appear in the Marketplace and all other retail sales channels (if wide distribution service is selected).

Add Role, select from the drop down.
Add Author First and Last name (required).
Add optional title, suffix and biographical notes (optional).
Click the “Add Contributor” button to add details for any/all other contributors (if applicable) including: Illustrator, Photographer, Designer, Cover Designer, Editor, Ghostwriter.


We do publish books in many different languages that read left to right including, for example: "Central Khmer".

The Language setting is set for English, but this publication setting can be changed within the Publication Setup wizard after the book contents are set up. Within the CATEGORIZATION tab, the author would use the language dropdown to select this setting, see the screenshot below:

Next within "Categorization", place your cursor in the input field to select up to 3 Subjects for the publication [BISAC Subject Headings list ( is a standard used by many companies throughout the supply chain to categorize books based on topical content.]

Legal Details & Copyright
Enter copyright year and copyright holder. (Copyright Your Work for Your Lifetime + 70 years! Exclusive Offer starts at $79.95.)

Formats & Distribution
Select a size for your printed book and e-book. (What files are included in the eBook Publication Bundles?)


Once you have a FastPencil account, you can publish and pair ISBNs and automatically-generated barcodes directly with your books and eBooks through your dashboard. Publish under FastPencil's imprint (see Publishing prices here) or purchase a Publisher Account Imprint through the FastPencil dashboard for the added benefit of having your custom publishing imprint attached (see Publication Settings section below). 

ISBNs are provided through Global (Wide) Distribution service. No ISBNs are provided when publishing through Private and Marketplace distribution. 

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Select a style for your printed book and e-book. 

Publication Settings
Select an imprint to publish your title through. (FastPencil is your distributor of record, and you can publish using FastPencil Publishing - the default imprint. To publish under a custom publishing imprint, from your dashboard, click IMPRINTS.)

Pricing and Copies
Set your price and add your books to cart. 


Covers - General Cover Image Design Information


Review - Download your Proofs and Review your book formats' digital proofs. Add your order to cart.



Jump to related article: How Do I Buy My Book?

Go back to your Project Dashboard now to Print + Publish Books and e-Books.

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