Our Services
Our Services

Print to Order • Print to Publisher • Print to Warehouse

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.