We charge $6.00 shipping, handling & taxes for the first book you order and $1.50 for each additional book.From our inventory we ship by USPS. Otherwise, our printer uses UPS basic shipping, which takes 7-10 days for delivery and has limited tracking (comparable to USPS media rate and what you would usually get with Amazon orders). The UPS residential ground rate is more expensive but is trackable and delivers in 1-6 business days; if you are interested, let us know and we'll give you a quote. We do suggest residential ground for 5 or more books, but the choice is yours. For information on payment by check and/or orders of more than one title scroll to bottom of the page. If you are a bookstore, write us to learn about our individualized return policy.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT INCREASED DELIVERY TIMES: We are informed by our printer that because of the pandemic orders can take more business days to print than the usual 2-3 days typical in non-pandemic times. We commiserate but can't apologize for a global calamity. If books are in our own inventory, we will be able to respond earlier. So, please order now and anticipate!
READING FOR INSIGHT:If you wish to participate in one of our our Reading for Insight discussion groups, please write email@example.com to enroll and to purchase your books at special discount. Include your mailing address and phone number and the titles you want to buy and we will send you an electronic invoice you can pay through PayPal, credit card, or by check. Books are $10, including tax and shipping. Electronic versions of the anthologies can be purchased on Amazon or Apple for $5. There is no charge for the groups themselves.
Step One: ORDERING All you need to do to place your order is clickPLACE ORDERand fill out the e-mail that comes up with the following information.
Titles and number of each book you want to order.
Payment by check or by PayPal (which also provides payment by card).
Preferred shipping method: basic or residential ground -- otherwise we will bill you at basic rate of $6.00 for first book, $1.50 for each additional book. (More on shipping options below.)
FOR PAYMENT BY CHECK WE WILL RESPOND BY EMAIL.
FOR PAYMENT BY PAYPAL/CARD WE WILL RESPOND WITHIN 24 HOURS WITH AN ELECTRONICALLY PAYABLE INVOICE THROUGH PAY PAL THAT GIVES THE TOTAL BOOK COSTS AND THE SHIPPING AND HANDLING COSTS. Step Two: PAYING INVOICE Review the invoice. If it is correct, click where indicated on the invoice and you can pay by any major credit/debit card or by PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the electronic invoice.
ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT WE WILL SUBMIT YOUR ORDER TO OUR PRINTER WITHIN 24 HOURS AND THEY WILL SHIP WITHIN 2-3 DAYS. FOR SMALLER ORDERS WE CAN USUALLY SHIP FROM OUR OWN INVENTORY THE NEXT DAY.
Include in your order: READING CODE TITLES NUMBER OF COPIES
You will receive an electronic invoice payable by credit card or Paypal within 24 hours and your order will be shipped within the week.
PRINT ON DEMAND AND SMALL PRESS ECONOMICS
We are trying to provide all our customers with book prices that are competitive to the large distributors who also carry our books. We are pleased to have you buy our books anywhere you find them, but are delighted to have you buy them directly from us.
We make use of the distribution services of our printer, Lightning Source, which include having our books listed with the major book distributors and available to them at standard wholesale discounts. We are very pleased to have this broad accessibility, but we, obviously, make more profit if we can sell off our own website. Our authors do too. With our anthologies, we share that profit with our contributing authors by selling to them at a substantial discount and letting them sell the books at their readings and retain the profit difference between that and list price.
We are providing discounts that, on single book purchases, match or exceed the discounts offered by large internet distributors, and allow more savings for multiple purchases. Our basic shipping rate is also comparable at $4.00 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book. There is no difference in response time for us and for the major distributors since the books are all printed on demand from the same printer.
Obviously, we want to encourage you to keep coming directly to our website to purchase books and by that supporting our young press more directly. So, if you are enjoying your books, please direct people to our website either by using www.universaltable.orgor www.wisinguppress.com.