FAQ - Ordering Books
- How do I order a book?
- Is there a minimum quantity for orders?
- How much does a book cost?
- Is there a discount for booksellers?
- How much would I pay if I ordered copies of my own book?
- Who sets the price for my book?
- Does Xlibris still publish e-books?
How do I order a book?
You may order books directly from Xlibris, through popular online book sellers, or at the ordering desk of your local bookstore.
To order from Xlibris:
- Call: 1-800-618-969
- Fax: (02) 8088 6078
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Xlibris Online Bookstore
- By mail, please send your order, along with a check or payment information to:
Attn: Book Orders
Suite 1A, Level 2
802 Pacific Highway
(Please note that for orders sent by mail, Xlibris has a processing turnaround time of 5 business days before order placement.)
To order at a traditional bricks-and-mortar bookstore, visit the customer service desk. Our books are always available.
Is there a minimum quantity for orders?
No. You can order as few as one copy at a time.
How much does a book cost?
- Paperback (retail) price varies with page count. For the exact pricing please see our Pricing Chart.
- Hardback (retail) price varies with page count. For the exact pricing please see our Pricing Chart.
We print books as they are ordered in quantities as low as one copy: your book is printed just for you. Traditional publishers print books in huge quantities; therefore, the cost they must recoup per book is lower. These prices are still within the normal bookstore range for paperbacks and hardbacks.
Is there a discount for booksellers?
We offer industry standard discounts for booksellers: 20% on hardback and 40% on paperback Black & White Books, and 20% on hardback and 35% on paperback Full Colour Books. For orders through the channels we offer a deep discount to the retailer of 48%.
How much would I pay if I ordered copies of my own book?
When you order copies of your book you are entitled to an author discount in place of receiving royalties. The author discount ranges from 30% to 60% depending on the number of copies ordered. For exact prices based on page count, format and number of copies please take a look at the Black & White and Full Colour Pricing Chart.
Who sets the price for my book?
Xlibris automatically sets the price for your book, based on page count and book type. This cost is directly related to the cost of production. If you would like to set the retail price of your book and your corresponding royalties, you can take advantage of the Set Your Own Price add-on service.
Does Xlibris still publish e-books?
Xlibris is happy to announce the reintroduction of electronic format for books published under the Black & White publishing service packages. With the advent of great new reader technology like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Readers and iPhone, ebooks have made a strong comeback and look to be the future of publishing.
For more information on our electronic publiching services, call us at 1-800-618-969, or e-mail email@example.com.
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