Production

Once we receive your approved proofs, production will begin on your book. Normal production is 20 business days. For faster service, you may choose 12 day RUSH service for an extra charge. Be sure to include shipping time when estimating your delivery date.

Normal Production Time

Your books will ship 20 BUSINESS DAYS from the day after we receive your signed and approved cover and text proofs. Allow an additional 3–5 business days for shipping time. Allow 3–6 weeks for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii. We are not in production on weekends, holidays, or between Christmas and New Year's Day.

RUSH Service

For faster service, you may request our 12 day RUSH service. Your books will ship 12 BUSINESS DAYS from the day after we receive your signed and approved cover and text proofs. This option incurs a 15% upcharge on the total order ($200 minimum). If we are unable to meet the deadline, the extra 15% will not be charged. RUSH orders receive priority processing, and all proofs will be sent to the customer via overnight service. Since the balance must be paid before an order is shipped, we recommend the final payment be made by MasterCard®, Visa®, or Discover®.

RUSH service does not apply to Promotional Tools or covers with foil stamping (foil stamping requires extra production time). We reserve the right to deny RUSH service for any reason.

Other Considerations

Keeping proofs longer than 5 days or requesting additional proofs will delay production. Once proofs have been approved and returned, we will begin production. If you filed for an ISBN, bar code, Library of Congress Control Number, or CIP data, send these items with your order to avoid production delays. Plan ahead, as these items will take extra time to secure.