The Outputs tab is where you begin to shift the project from a concept to an actual title (or titles) on your forward publishing/production plan (including reprints). A concept may create one format, or several formats. You can use this screen to link the concept to the different formats and ISBNs that you need to be created.
When you save the outputs, the new titles will be added to production. In fact, this is how they enter the Book Production portion of Production Manager.
Clicking on the Outputs tab, a new screen will show up:
Enter a Production label. It's up to you what you name this, bearing in mind that it will then be used to differentiate between subsequent printings for a title. In the image below, for instance, you can see that the Production Label is First Print Run.
Add a number for the Project Sequence if relevant. In the example further above, the number is 2.
The Work field can be used to aggregate different titles that are derived from the same work. Select Work from the drop-down menu, if this Output is linked to other titles. Or if it is a new work, click the box Create Work and a work with the same name as the title will be created. In other words, the title will then appear in your Title Management System, similarly to the below image:
This is also the moment to give your book the Final Title and Final Sub-title, set the date for the Target Publishing Date and choose from the drop down menu Edition of the book.
You will need to allocate information within the Work field OR tick on Create Work? if this title is being pushed through from Pre Production to Book Production. You'll also need to ensure that you've set a Publication Date within the Production Deadlines tab. What happens on the screen is that you will then be given, once you click Update, a new button.
This is a blue button that reads: Create Products Now, as shown below. Click this button and your title will now be possible within the Book Production section of the Production Module. This is because your concept has now become a confirmed printing project.
You are still not yet finished adding information in this particular portion of the system, though.
Below the Create Products New button, there are two tabs Products and Components:
If the output is linked to an existing title, click on the field Linked to and select the title that your title is linked to from within your Title Manager system, eg: you are performing a stop go analysis on a reprint.
For new products, in the Products tab, click on the box Create in Title Management to make your title visible in Title Management. Click on the box Create Print Run to create a print run for the format within Book Production. Obviously, for ebooks, a print run will not be required.
Choose Form & Product Form Detail (if required) from the drop-down menus, and add any Additional Description in the blank field. If your product is an E-book, choose from the drop down menu Epub Type.
In Components, you can add information about components of your proposal, for example if your proposal is a teachers pack with a box, calendar, work book, etc. Just fill in details about the components in the blank fields:
When you are finished, click the Update button and the record will be saved. You are now ready to start working on the project within Book Production.
Further information is available regarding how to set up your Book Production module here.