A 50% deposit is required to place an order. This is not only a good-faith payment against the final production but it typically pays for design work and ordering the paper.
Due to the nature of short-run book printing, we must start with a larger number than ordered of text blocks and covers to allow for quality control during the various processes of book production. We pull anything misprinted, improperly bound or cut. The total number of finished quality books constitutes your order.
The most common additional cost is overruns. However, if you request additional proofs, make changes after the first proof, or increase your quantity or page count, you would incur additional charges.