My local bookstore wants to order 20 copies of my book. How will the books get from the printer to their receiving room?
Once an order is placed for a book, whether it is a single copy ordered through the Amazon bookstore or an order for 50 books from a retailer, the order is sent to the book printer. The printer is then able to print and bind the entire order in one run. Our U.S. distributors, Ingram and Baker & Taylor, work hand-in-hand with the printer to deliver the final product to the customer (in this case your local bookstore). This entire process happens in the same amount of time it takes to ship books sitting in a warehouse.