Print to Order • Print to Publisher • Print
Choosing the right model for your needs
At Lightning Source, we offer a print and distribution model for every publisher,
every title and every situation. Because these are complete vertical integration
models, a single communication drives the production process all the way to order
fulfillment. Provide us with the quantity and the destination and we’ll handle all
the necessary details.
Traditional Print Services • Digital Print Runs
For publishers who like to keep a small inventory on hand, Lightning Source offers
volume discounts on larger orders of digitally printed titles. To take advantage
of this opportunity, you must purchase order line quantities of 50 and have them
delivered to a single location.
Web orders for paperbacks require 3 to 5 days in the U.S. and 5 days in the U.K.
Hardback web orders require 5 to 10 days in the U.S. and 10 days in the U.K. Paperback
orders submitted via Excel or EDI are printed in 2 days; hardback turn-around is
5 days in the U.S. and 8 days in the U.K. For digital print runs, you pay Lightning
Source for printing, handling and shipping.