Publisher Direct orders (orders you place through your IngramSpark account) have a standard "economy" print service level that may vary depending on the current backlog of orders:
- Orders for paperback books that are shipped directly to the publisher or drop-shipped directly to their customer are usually printed and shipped within 5 business days.
- Books with a hardcover binding that are shipped directly to the publisher or drop-shipped directly to their customer are usually printed and shipped within 7-10 business days.
When an order is submitted for printing through your IngramSpark account, the order is usually routed to the print floor to begin printing the next business day.
You can choose to expedite the printing of an order by selecting the Express or Rush print service levels when placing the order. Expedited orders are given priority and are placed in the next available print queue for that bind type and size. There is a rush fee charged for this service which is displayed on the ordering page.
If you expedite the printing of an order, we suggest you also consider expediting the shipping of the order. In the U.S., there are 4 print facilities and the order could be routed to any of the 4 locations and it's not always the closest print facility to the end delivery address.
Delivery times range from 1-8 business days, based on ship to location and shipping method selected at time of order.
Print on demand orders from our global distribution network of retail partners, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble, are printed and shipped within 24 hours.