Publishing Schedule

  24th Feb - March 2018:  Business case & market research   5th April:  Print quote accepted     10th April:  Book launch venue decided    15th April:  Print run  and price locked-down   1st May: Bookshop initial orders

Publishing a tourist guide to the city

Production Schedule

  1 - 31 March: Origination and initial page and cover design   15 March: Photos and text to designer   4 April: Full proof returned to be reviewed   7 April: Cover design finalised   10 April: First proof back to designer   16th April: 2nd proof to 3 proof-readers   18h April: Final photo taken and sent to designer   18th April: Final proofing comments returned to designer   23rd April: Signed off for printing. In pre-press   1st May: On the press   11th May: Delivery to ‘one Birmingham address - 3,000 copies   12th May: Delivery to two major retail orders   21 May: Official publication
Discovering Birmingham guide to the city

Discovering Birmingham

First published in 1996. 3rd edition published in 2000 Uses included: - Retail sales to local people and visitors - Corporate gifts - Given out at career fairs - Special editions for ICC conferences - Hotel bedrooms

a guide to the city

Launch Planning

  6th April: Venue decided & key contacts made   9th April: Lord Mayor invited   11th April: cake of the book baked by author!   3rd May: Invitations sending out starts   4th May: Event planning proceeds
  Birmingham Picture Library, 2018


Birmingham Picture Library, 14 St Bernard’s Road, Olton B92 7BB. Tel: +44 (0) 121 765 4114 Email: info@discoveringbirmingham,
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