Shipping & Returns

Manning Publications ships to many countries throughout the world. If we do not ship to your location, please consult your local bookstore about getting books through our global distributors.

Shipping Rates and Methods

The following options are currently available for web orders placed at

Within the United States

Standard Ground
FREE shipping on orders of three or more pBooks

$6.85 first pBook + $2.50 second pBook

2nd Day*

$15.00 + $5 each additional pBook

Next Day*

$35.00 + $5 each additional pBook

*Please note that it may take up to 3 business days to process shipments.


International Economy - No Tracking

$9.95 + $5 each additional book

International Standard

$10.95 + $10 each additional book

International Expedited

$13.95 + $10 each additional book

All Other International

International Economy - No Tracking

$9.95 + $10 each additional book

International Standard

$14.95 + $10 each additional book

International Expedited

$19.95 + $10 each additional book

International shipments are sent DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid) which means the buyer is responsible for any import taxes or delivery fees once the package enters the country. Most countries have *De Minimus* values, below which no duty or tax is charged.

Estimated Shipping Time

Package transit times are counted from the day the shipment leaves the warehouse. Shipments are typically processed and shipped the next business day following placing an order, but may take up to 3 business days to ship. US shipments average 2-3 days for delivery but can take as long as 10 days. International shipments originating from the US take approximately 10 days to arrive at destination countries. However, customs delays can be as long as 8 weeks and are beyond our control.

Multiple Shipments from a Single Order

Due to variations in inventory status, we may split a single order into multiple shipments. If there is stock on hand in the warehouse, items will be picked, packed and shipped within 3 business days and will ship together. If the item is set up as a print-on-demand title, it will print and ship separately within 5 business days. When you purchase a MEAP Combo, you have pre-ordered the print book, which will ship when the final book is published. From time to time, a title may be temporarily backordered while a reprint or inventory transfer is in progress, in which case we will ship the rest of the order immediately and the backordered item when it is available to ship. A shipping notification is sent for each package sent from a split order. Customers are not charged extra shipping fees when Manning splits an order into multiple shipments.

Returns and Exchanges

We will issue refunds minus shipping fee for print books returned to us within 30 days of purchase for any reason. Books returned for improper addresses can be reshipped upon request, but may be subject to additional shipping fees.

If your book has a physical defect—bad binding, missing pages, or other similar manufacturing problems—please contact and we'll replace it with a new copy. We may ask you to return the defective copy for inspection.

Returns should be sent to:

Manning Publications Co.
c/o The Sheridan Press Warehouse
860 Gitts Run Road
Hanover, PA  17331

Please be sure to enclose your order information in the return shipment to facilitate the processing of your refund.

In MEAP, the Manning Early Access Program, you are purchasing a book before it's complete. We offer the following options for returning or exchanging a MEAP.

Within 30 days of purchase, you may exchange a MEAP for any other Manning eBook or MEAP of similar value. If you pre-ordered a print copy, we will ship that print copy immediately or, if it's in MEAP, as soon as it becomes available.

If we cancel a book in MEAP, you may exchange it for any other book or request a refund of your purchase price.

From time to time books in MEAP proceed more slowly than expected. In such cases, we may offer you the opportunity to exchange your book outside the ordinary 30-day window.

Sales of published (non-MEAP) downloadable products are not eligible for refund or exchange.