Our production and delivery time varies depending which type of book you choose and we’ve reduced our times right down this year to give you the quickest turnarounds possible. When you choose a delivery date you will be given a print deadline as well, so do make sure that both of these dates work for you!
Missing your print deadline will mean that your planned delivery date is no longer possible, and you’ll be moved to the next free slot (which may not be the following day). In previous years there has been a bit of wiggle room, though this year your order needs to be fully approved and ready to send to print by 3pm on the date you are given.
We’d suggest setting a deadline of around a week before your print date, and closing the book down to all members then. That will give you (and your staff proofreader) time to read over the book thoroughly and make any necessary changes. Please bear in mind we cannot send your order to print without full approval from both of you.
Budget paperbacks: 2 weeks from print to delivery
Standard laminated hardbacks: 2 weeks
Premium hardbacks (leatherette or laminated): 3 weeks
If you are based overseas, you will need to allow extra time for your delivery to reach you. Please contact your coordinator to find out your print deadline when factoring in international shipment and potential customs delays.