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American Book Company Policies, Procedures, Terms and Conditions

Hello prospective customer! We would love to do business with you. More importantly, we want you to have all the information you need before opening an account with us. Please review the following policies and procedures as prescribed by our administrators and sales staff. These directives and suggestions are meant to ensure your success and build a mutually beneficial relationship with American Book Company.


In order to do business with American Book Company, we must first have a faxed copy of your resale certificate, including a valid tax identification number. If you need help in obtaining this certificate, please get in touch with your state's Department of Revenue. Our corporate fax number is (865) 675-0557.


We have an order minimum of three copies per title for items net priced at less than $6.00. For purchases placed through our website, the total dollar amount must reach $100.00, whereas if you order through one of our sales representatives, the order must total $500.00. Please note that total dollar amounts are determined by the order's fill-rate or allocation as opposed to the initial order amount. The above is subject to change.


We accept the following credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, and Discover - as well as checks or money orders and PayPal. To set up a Prepay Account, please print and fill out our Credit Card Form and fax it to our corporate office at (865) 675-0557. Please note that quantities on prepay orders are not held or "frozen" until payment is received and processed.

If you would prefer not to prepay for each order, you can request to open a credit account with us. To establish a credit line, please print and fax a signed Credit Application to our corporate office. This form includes your up-to-date trade and bank references, bill-to address, ship-to address, and contact information. Please allow some time to receive and consider responses from your indicated trade references. Until credit is established, your account will be considered a Prepay Account, as described above. Also, you agree to accept PayPal charges incurred for transactions.


Although our books have been subject to slight wear from shipping and shelf life, most are in good to excellent condition and are saleable. Therefore, we cannot issue credit for "damages" if the books display the average degree of wear. "Mint Condition" can be requested for a higher net price per book.

Some books may have a publisher's mark on the spine. We do not catalog or classify books as to their origin or whether they possess a publisher's mark.


For orders that do not require special services (for example, assorting or stickering), our turnaround for shipping is approximately two weeks. Please bear in mind this necessary lead time when placing your orders. For special services, factor in an additional one to two weeks.


We work hard to build alliances with our freight carriers to provide our customer's the best possible shipping rates. We price quote all our shipments with at least three different carriers

The shipping cost for most items is based on the item's size, weight, shipping method and delivery address. If you select a different shipping method, multiple addresses or special services (inside delivery, lift gate, etc.) your actual shipping costs will be higher. If you require lift gate or residential delivery, please indicate that when you place your order. Failure to do so may cause delays in receiving your product. In addition, if order is shipped without stating “residential delivery”, carriers charge a premium charge for additional handling, and that charge will be applied to your order after we receive an invoice from the carrier.

When delivery address is being determined, please understand that there are no shipments to PO Box /APO or FPO addresses.

Processing time for an order begins when your order is cleared administratively AND financially. Orders are generally processed within 2 to 3 work weeks after administration and finances have been approved.

Shipping time begins when an item leaves the warehouse and ends when it arrives at your door. See shipping time below.

Shipping times, below, apply to shipments in the continental United States. For shipments sent by Standard to Alaska and Hawaii, add 5 days to the shipping time.

Delivery Method Shipping Time
Air shipment 1 to 7 business
Freight carrier (land) 1 to 14 business days

The arrival date-range of each order is determined by adding the minimum of the processing time to the minimum of the shipping time and the maximum of the processing time to the maximum of the shipping time. Therefore, the expected arrival date can range anywhere from 2 – 5 work weeks.

  1. Everything you see or read on the Site is protected under United States and World wide copyright laws treaty provisions unless otherwise noted. Nothing on the Site may be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of American Book Company, Inc.  American Book Company, Inc neither warrants nor represents that your use of any materials displayed on the Site will be free from infringement of the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with American Book Company, Inc. While American Book Company, Inc uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, American Book Company, Inc makes no warranty or representation as to its accuracy and assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in anything you see or read on the Site.

  2. You use the Site at your risk. American Book Company, Inc is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions. Under no circumstances will American Book Company, Inc or its suppliers be liable for any damages or injuries that result from the use of materials on this site. Neither American Book Company, Inc nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive or other damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site or any of its contents. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you WITHOUT WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. American Book Company, Inc ALSO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING, OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM, THE SITE.

  3. Any communications or materials you transmit to the Site, either electronically or otherwise, including without limitation, data, questions, comments, suggestions, biographical information or the like is, and we will treat as non confidential and nonproprietary. Any such communication or material you transmit or post may be used by American Book Company, Inc or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, sale, use and posting. American Book Company, Inc is also free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques or other information contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

  4. American Book Company, Inc either uses with permission or owns all of the images displayed on the Site. You may not use those images unless expressly and specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions, or specific permission is expressly provided elsewhere in the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes, and American Book Company, Inc expressly reserves all rights it may have with respect to those images under any of those laws, regulations and/or statutes.

  5. All trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of American Book Company, Inc and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site without written permission of American Book Company, Inc or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. You are strictly prohibited from misusing any Trademark displayed on the Site or any other content on the Site. You are advised that American Book Company, Inc aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

  6. In any event, American Book Company, Inc is not responsible for the content of any other sites, offsite pages, or other locations linked to the Site. If you link to any other offsite page, site, or other location, you do so at your own risk.

  7. Information on this site includes a description of products available in the United States of America, its territories and in certain foreign countries. This site is operated in Knox County, Tennessee, United States of America. American Book Company, Inc makes no representation that content provided at this web site is applicable or appropriate for use outside of the United States of America, its territories or the particular foreign countries that are specifically identified at this web site as countries where products will be made available.

  8. In no case may you create any kind of hyperlink to the web site without the prior written consent of American Book Company, Inc.

  9. American Book Company, Inc may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are and will be bound.

  10. The terms and conditions of this web site are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of Knox County, Tennessee, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

  11. American Book Company, Inc may terminate this agreement at any time without notice for any reason. Users may terminate this agreement by destroying all materials obtained from this web site.

By agreeing to these Policies, Procedures, Terms, and Conditions, you GUARANTEE PAYMENT of all indebtedness incurred by you to American Book Company, Inc., ("ABC") whether now due or hereafter incurred. If ABC commences litigation or employs attorneys or agencies in order to secure payment of any sums due it from you, you agree to pay reasonable attorney or collection fees and court costs in addition to all other sums due. You agree that any litigation arising out of or in any way relating to securing payment for goods shipped by ABC will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Knox County in the State of Tennessee. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the said courts in Tennessee and to service of process upon them either personally or by certified or registered mail. Except as otherwise agreed in writing ABC makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose. Customer accepts the goods "AS IS". Any claims for short merchandise or other permitted claims must be made to American Book Company, Inc. within 15 days of receipt of shipment or are deemed waived.

We look forward to doing business with you!

Thank you for your interest in American Book Company. In light of everything you have learned above, we hope we can meet your needs and be a great source for bargain books.

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