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Our products ship within one to two business days of receiving your order and payment, excluding pre-orders which will ship within one to two business days of our receipt of the item(s). Occasionally, an item(s) may be backordered. In the case of a backorder, you will be notified by email with instructions for canceling your order if you so desire, along with a time frame for delivery of the backordered item. If a backordered item is cancelled, your payment will be refunded in the form of the original payment method.

Methods of Shipping: Currently, for orders placed through our online bookshop (smpbooks.com), we offer two shipping options in the United States: USPS Media mail and USPS Priority® mail, excluding bulk/quantity orders (see FAQ for bulk/quantity order). If you prefer to use a courier service such as UPS or Federal Express, please email [email protected] and we will work directly with you to take your order and ship in accordance with your preferred shipping method. From time to time we may offer coupons for free shipping. We invite you to subscribe to our website to for news and specials.

USPS service objectives are 2 to 8 business days for MediaMail® and 1 to 3 business days for Priority® mail; however, USPS delivery times for these services are not guaranteed. If you have additional questions or requests, please write to us at [email protected]. Currently, we do not ship internationally; we ship only domestically to shipping addresses in the United States.

Distribution and Fulfillment to the Trade:

Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC, publishes each of its books in accordance with professional publishing standards. Because Shadelandhouse Modern Press is a small independent press, it currently serve as it own book distributor to the trade. We invite you to give us the opportunity to supply our titles to your bookstores. Ordering from us is easy.

We value and appreciate the role of independent bookstores in our communities and in the book industry. We invite you to collaborate with us to enhance the experiences of readers, authors, independent bookstores, independent publishers, communities, and the book trade. We support independent bookstores and we greatly appreciate your support of independent publishers and our authors. We invite you to explore our titles, and we look forward to assisting you with a direct order with us. Please see our competitive terms below.

Terms for Independent Bookstores:

(1) Discount: For orders placed directly  with Shadelandhouse Modern Press via email ([email protected]) with a purchase order number and fulfilled by Shadelandhouse Modern Press,*we offer a standard trade discount of 40% off the retail price to independent bookstores.

(2) Returns: Independent  bookstores may also return books ordered directly from Shadelandhouse Modern Press provided all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) No returns will be accepted prior to the expiration of  90 days from the date of delivery of your order to the bookstore (with the exception of returns made following an author event or book fair or festival).

(b) Ten-days advance written notice of the return must be emailed to [email protected] (with the exception of returns made following an author event or book fair or festival in which instance we request prior written notice three business days before the shipment).

(c) Shipping costs are prepaid by the independent bookstore and returns are shipped with a tracking number.

(c) All books are in excellent (new) condition suitable for resale to the trade and to individual consumers.

(d) Returns are made within 180 days of the delivery date of the original order to the bookstore and all of the other conditions set forth above are satisfied.

Upon our receipt, inspection, and acceptance of the returns, Shadelandhouse Modern Press will issue a credit to the independent bookstore for future orders. Shadelandhouse Modern Press may issue a refund instead of a credit at its discretion on a case-by-case basis upon review of a written refund request emailed to [email protected]

*Some of our titles may be available through Ingram if printed by Ingram’s print-on-demand services. Orders fulfilled directly by Shadelandhouse Modern Press are from our in-house inventory produced and printed through book printers and manufacturers that we have select for our offset printing and binding or digital printing and binding needs.

Bulk Orders for Academic Use, Book Clubs, Author Events, and Resale by Booksellers, Gift and Speciality Shops:

Our titles are available at quantity discounts when purchased in bulk (10 copy minimum) for academic use, book clubs, author events, and for resale by gift and speciality shops or other booksellers. We also offer discounts to libraries (academic, public, and other libraries that offer their holdings to the public or to subscribers of the library). For all such orders, we ship on prepaid invoices that include the cost of the books plus shipping. Bulk orders are final and non-returnable. If you have a question about bulk orders and discounts, please contact [email protected].

Yes, as a member of the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Shadelandhouse Modern Press adheres to the IBPA Code of Ethics.
We honor tax exempt status of such organizations and institutions. Please email a copy of your official tax exempt certificate to [email protected]. We will then follow up with you to assist you with placing your order, exempt from sales tax.