Frequently Asked Questions
It very much depends on what your text is made up of, whether you include colour, and how much additional work is done – e.g. repagination and re-indexing. We will discuss all options available to you before confirming the price.
We can produce full colour, two colour and black/white printing. Comparative prices can be given if requested. Custom eBooks will always be produced in the original colour scheme of the source texts.
Yes. You can choose to have the text fully repaginated and with an index. It’s up to you!
As well as chapters selected from Cengage Learning texts, you can include content from one of our databases, such as Harvard Business school cases. You can also include your own materials – e.g. lecture notes, workshop or tutorial materials, academic calendar, reading lists, campus map and course syllabus.
Yes, you can use content from any Cengage text, and combine material from as many texts as you like.
You can use your own material, with no limits assuming you are responsible for the copyright.
The minimum number of students for a custom text is 50. For eBooks we can look at smaller class sizes on a case-by-case basis.
Yes. Please note that if part of a page is used, the material cannot be reflowed, so a blank space will be inserted.
Once you have decided what you want your text to consist of, we can usually have printed copies in 6-8 weeks. eBooks will take much less time. Your Cengage Representative will be able to advise further on the delivery schedule once the details of the custom text have been agreed.
For printed custom textbooks, students will be able to purchase the book from your local bookshop. Direct sales to the institution can also be discussed with your Cengage Representative. For digital custom solutions, custom ebooks can be made available for the students to buy on CengageBrain. Alternatively, access cards can be produced and sold in the bookshop or bundled with another text. For direct sales, custom eBooks can be delivered to a VLE such as Blackboard/ Moodle, or delivered as a list of codes for distribution to the students.
Yes. You have the option to choose from our gallery of covers, or create your own unique cover specifically for your course and institution. Please see the pages on Creating your own Custom Solution and the Cover Gallery for further details.
Firstly, you need to decide what content you require and in what order. Your Cengage representative will be able to help you with this process. Once we have agreed upon a print run/delivery method, we will provide you with a no-obligation quote. If you’re happy, we will ask you to decide upon the artwork for the cover. Many lecturers include their university/department logo on the cover along with their names and course information. We will then build your text and advise you of the delivery schedule. This process usually takes 6-8 weeks.