Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ-Here you will find answers to common questions about our book printing process. Click the question to reveal the answer…

Standard time is five business days for up to 100 books, after Authorization to Print is received, depending on current workload. However, if circumstances require faster delivery, we can accommodate.

Standard book trim sizes include:

5 x 7
5 x 8
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Best Pricing)
6 x 9
7 x 10
8 x 10
8-1/2 x 11

We are able to produce any trim size in-between standard sizes, however it is not recommended for mass-market books.

Binding may be Booklet (SaddleStitch), Plasticoil (Spiral Bound), and Perfect bound (Paperback Soft Cover).

We accept all major credit cards, money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks.  50% down-payment required to start, and full payment is needed before shipment.

Note: personal checks must clear before shipment.

25 books is the minimum order for book printing.

We can accept most Adobe products, Microsoft Word, PDF, DOC, DOCX, IDML, PSD, EPS, AI, SVG, JPG, PNG and more.

We can use your native application files as long as we have the supporting files (fonts, high res graphics, Etc.). Before you start your setup of your book we recommend speaking to one of our prepress members in regards to how we need to receive your manuscript and cover.

Although we don't normally charge for prepping your book for printing, any work performed at customer's request will be charged to the customer at our current rates.

It is not absolutely necessary to copyright your work since your manuscript is automatically copyrighted when it is written or "born." The copyright laws were changed in 1978 to protect an author's work for up to 50 years after the author's death. However, there are some significant benefits to officially copyrighting your work with the Copyright Office. You may register your work prior to publication or after publication. Form TX is used for the majority of publications and may be obtained (with instructions) from the Library of Congress Copyright Office.
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000.

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. This is a ten or thirteen digit number that identifies the title, edition, binding type and publisher of a specific work. Most bookstores need this symbol for cataloging and sales tracking. To obtain your ISBN, contact:

The R.R. Bowker Co.

You can purchase an ISBN from us or you can buy one from Bowker at this link

Yes, we can scan from copy or an existing book. There is an additional charge. Please note that in order to scan from an existing book we must cut the pages from the book.

We ship via FedEx Ground(Home). Express shipment is available. Shipments to Florida are usually the next business day, to the southwest US - 2-3 business days.

Pickup at our location is available as well.