STOCKUP19 Promotion for Reduced or Waived Handling Fees EXTENDED!!

Ordering Early = Peak Season Success

Because of high seasonal demands placed on you, mail carriers, and our production facilities, please place your orders now.

Use *promo code STOCKUP19 for reduced or waived handling fees EXTENDED through November 25, 2019

250-499 unit order (20 unit minimum per ISBN) = Flat $20 Handling Fee

500+ unit order (20 unit minimum per ISBN) = Waived Handling Fee

*Promotion code cannot be used with any other offer or discount and is not valid outside of the United States or with Extended Service. Lightning Source reserves the right to reject promotional codes.

During the holiday peak season, our production schedule is updated to the following times:

U.S. orders for perfect bound books are estimated to print in 13 business days.

U.S. orders for hardcover books are estimated to print in 19 business days.

We'll keep this up-to-date if things change.


Recommended Order Dates for Holiday Delivery


November 26, 2019


December 3, 2019

***Rush and Express order options will NOT be available after NOVEMBER 22, 2019. These order options will return in the New Year.***

Follow these tips:

  1. Prioritize print runs on new releases, faster moving, or mission critical titles. Order now.
  2. Put high priority titles into your Print on Demand library now so that when you need a quick turn, they are already prepped and ready for order. Upload now.
  3. Upcoming events for the rest of the year? Order those books now.
  4. Realize higher volume orders can take longer. Order those books now.
  5. Different book types have different turnaround times. Order now.
  6. Printing, shipping, and processing are all impacted during the holidays. Order your books NOW!

Other Important Notes

  • Any posted turnaround times are only valid for titles that are marked as APPROVED FOR PRINTING OR DOWNLOAD.
  • The peak months of November, December, and early January may experience turnaround times that could exceed 10 business days. Please refer to the Lightning Source website for the latest turnaround time updates.
  • Proofs will move to a once per week print schedule starting December 7 - 31.
  • Once you’ve placed your order, check your ORDER STATUS from the account orders page.

Start planning now and place your orders to help meet customer demand.

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