Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to print a book?
The time required is affected by the book format, page count and method of binding and is typically in the range of 5-10 days for paperbacks and 15-21 days for hardcovers. Very small runs < 100 with a simple stitched or coil binding can be produced in as little as 3-5 days assuming that you supply us with print-ready files. Large orders 500+ can require 5-6 weeks to complete. We will estimate the completion date before we got to press.
What are your payment terms?
For printing, we require 50% of the estimated price prior to production with the balance due when you receive the order.
For design services, we require 50% of the estimated fee at the start of the project and the balance prior to going to press.
What is the minimum print run?
We can print a single copy of your book.
Do you provide ISBN numbers?
Softext Publishing Inc. can provide you with an ISBN number but you can also register your own using the on-line service. Once an ISBN number is obtained and sent to us, we are able to provide a corresponding bar code free of charge.
Do you edit and check my text for errors?
This is your responsibility unless you have asked us to provide this service. We have experienced editors that we contract to provide this service. When we accept a file that you deem print ready, we do not look for these types of errors.
Do you accept returns?
We do not issue refunds but will reprint an order that does not meet reasonable requirements. Refer to our prepress specifications to understand what these are.