What happens after I confirm my order to create a custom lab manual?

Within 48 hours, you will receive an email containing an ISBN for your newly created manual. Once the ISBN is provided to your bookstore, your bookstore can send an order to the MPS Warehouse the same way it places standard orders for Macmillan Learning textbooks. Please note that your bookstore must send us a purchase order before we can begin printing.

If you requested a complimentary examination copy, you should receive it in 4 to 5 business days.

How much will the manual cost?

While building your manual in LabPartner, you can see the cost of your manual in the lower right corner of the page. As you add or delete material, the price will automatically adjust. Our net base price is $8.00 plus $0.09 per black and white page and $0.14 per color page. Any original material you provide will be printed at a net price of $0.10 per page in either black and white or color. The minimum net price for a manual is $15.00.

Please note that additional features such as carbonless graph paper, pocket folders, and printing on the inside cover add to the price. Pricing for these features is clearly listed in LabPartner.

Please also note that if your manual includes any color pages, the entire manual must be printed on a color press at a price of $0.14 per page. For this reason, LabPartner offers the option of printing color pages in black and white to keep the student price as low as possible.

How long will my manual take to publish?

Depending on the complexity of your manual, it can take anywhere from 15 to 30 business days from our receipt of your bookstore’s purchase order. In order to receive your lab manual in time for classes, we advise that your bookstore place their order with customer service 5 to 6 weeks prior to your class start date.

Bundling your manual with a Freeman textbook is a great way to save your students money, but please note that the bundling process can also add 1 to 2 weeks to your order’s processing time. If you would like to bundle your manual with a Freeman textbook, please ask your bookstore to place their order as soon as possible.

Do I have to clear permissions?

You will only be responsible for clearing permissions if you are including material in your manual that another publisher holds rights to. This includes any photos or art that you have taken from an outside source to use in your own original material.

Where do I find my ISBN?

You will receive an email within 48 hours of submission providing an ISBN for your new manual.

Can I bundle my custom lab manual with a textbook?

Yes! Bundling custom lab manuals with our textbooks entitles your students to a 10% discount. However, bundling custom lab manuals with our textbooks adds 1 or 2 weeks to your ordering processing time. If you would like to bundle your manual with a Freeman textbook, please ask your bookstore to place their order as soon as possible.

How long will it take to reprint my custom lab manual?

LabPartner is a print-on-demand service. Custom manuals are only produced upon receipt of your bookstore’s order, and we only print enough manuals to fulfill the current orders in place. Reprints, therefore, take the same amount of as the initial printing—15 to 60 business days.

Why is LabPartner only available in the U.S. and Canada?

Due to the database’s print-on-demand nature, W.H. Freeman is currently unable to ship custom-published materials internationally in a timely fashion.