Frequently Asked Questions

Most Popular Questions:

1. How many questions do I have to answer?

A book requires a minimum of 18 “entries”. Each question is one entry, so you can answer a minimum of 18 questions. If you want to add a blank page with your own text, this also counts as an entry. A quote or poem also counts as an entry. If your entry takes up more than one page, it still counts as one entry.

2. Do I have to answer questions or can I just type my own content?

You can add blank pages with your own text if you prefer. After entering the text for your dedication page – the first page in your book – you will notice a button that says Insert New. Click on this and select Blank Page. You can then type anything you want. Keep in mind that we must have a minimum of 18 entries in order to have enough pages to publish your book. An entry can be a question answered, a poem, a quote or a blank page page entry.  Keep in mind that if your entry takes up more than one page, it still counts as one entry.

3. What choices do I have when selecting covers, fonts, etc.?

We offer 6 different book cover choices and 4 different font choices. To view covers choices, click here.

4. When I try to upload a photo, it says the image is too small. What is the minimum photo size?

The minimum size for your photo is 350×490. If the photos are smaller than this, they may print blurry, especially if they are already a low resolution photo.

5. What about pictures – can you print pictures in my book?

Of course! But remember, our books are “relationship books” – we want you to focus on communicating your true thoughts and feelings about your loved one. Lots of people start photo books at other sites, but very few people ever finish them, as they are extremely time consuming. We offer a simple, classy book that expresses – with words – your feelings about the person for which you are creating the book.

Keep in mind that we use a high quality book paper and not glossy photo paper. Our paper is an elegant birch color with natural fibers.

Be sure your photo resolution and positioning is good. We don’t enhance, remove red-eye, or in any way modify the image(s). Portrait orientation works better than landscape orientation.

6. Will I receive a tracking number when my book ships?

Yes, you will receive an emailed tracking number when your order is prepared for shipping. It may not be active until your package has been scanned by the carrier.

8. How secure is my information?

Our entire site is on a secure server to ensure that your answers and payment information are safe. We do not save any of your credit card information on our site after you have placed your order. Unless legally required by a court of competent jurisdiction, your information is not released to anyone without your express and written approval.

9. What is your Return/Cancellation policy?

Books purchased through are printed as they are ordered. Because of the production expense of print on demand manufacturing, can not cancel orders, accept returns or provide refunds on these products. We recommend that you carefully check your order for accuracy before confirming and paying for your purchase.

If you pay to have your book professionally edited, keep in mind that our editors do their best to locate spelling and grammatical errors, but YOU are responsible for approving the finished product before publishing. Heartfelt Books accepts no responsibility for the quality of the content (including misspelled words, grammatical errors, etc.), its formatting, design or overall appearance. You, as the author, approve the visual presentation and content of all pages before committing to publish the book.

If you receive a book that is damaged in some way (loose, missing or torn pages in your book, etc.), you may return it and we will be happy to provide you with a replacement copy. Please notify us through our Contact Us form.

10. How long does the professional editing service take?

Once you have submitted your online book for editing, we usually have it reviewed and sent back to you for your approval within 2-24 hours. You will get an auto-generated email alerting you that your edited copy is waiting for your approval. If you do not get this email, be sure to check your spam/promotions email folder. You can also log in at anytime to view the status of your order and see if the editing process has been completed.

11. I am sharing some pretty personal stuff about myself in my book, how do I know your editor will keep my information confidential?

Our editors are bound by strict privacy policies and our system does not allow them to print any of the content – they can simply make online adjustments. Further, they only see your book number and do not see any personal identifying information such as your name, address, etc.

12. How does the charge show on my credit card statement?

The charge on your credit card will show as HBP, or Hearfelt Books depending on the payment you use.

13. Can my book be shipped discreetly? It is a surprise!

Absolutely. We ship all of our books from a return address titled HBP. Your package will NOT say Heartfelt Books anywhere.

14. Can I change the order of my pages?

Absolutely. When you are previewing your book – just above the preview, you will see a button that says “Reorder Pages”. When clicked, your pages will be listed in their current order. To move a page, click the icon to the left of the page you want to move, then drag and drop it where you want it. Be sure to click SAVE when you have made all of your changes.

If you have any difficulties at all, you can also type your instructions for page changes in the box just below your book preview and we will make them prior to printing. If you want to see a another proof before we print, please check the box below your instructions requesting an additional preview. We will send you an email letting you know your book is ready to review and approve before we print. This way your book is EXACTLY how you want it.

15. After I complete my book, how long does it take for you to print and ship my book?

Once you complete your book, you have 2 options when checking out – to print “As Is” or to have your book professionally reviewed by an editor.

If you select to print “As Is” – your book will ship the SAME DAY (if ordered by 4 PM, USA Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday). If your order is received after the cutoff time of 4 p.m., your book will ship the next business day.

If you select to have your book professionally reviewed by one of our editors for spelling and basic grammatical errors (there is an additional fee for this service of $10 USD), within 2-24 hours, you will receive an email letting you know that your book has been edited. Once you log in to our site, you will be able to preview and approve the changes made by our editor. Once you approve the changes, we will print and ship your book. All books approved by 4 p.m. (USA EST) are shipped the same day. All approved after this time will ship the next business day (we only ship Monday – Friday).

Must place order by 4PM EST.
Monday - Friday