I read in some reviews that shipping was slow, so imagine my surprise when 2.5 weeks later, the item appeared in my mail. Jane was so quick in responding to my questions. As she is in China, I would send a message and have a response by morning! I was able to have a selection of colors to choose from (stuck with brown, since this was for work) and choice of font and positioning of my name. Item came just as requested. From time of confirming details of my order to when item shipped was at most 2 days. They even provided a tracking #. And the item was lovingly wrapped inside the shipping envelope with a bow.! 😊 I was a little nervous whether the cover would fit a standard composition book, but it slid in just fine after I opened up the flaps with my hand. The leather is so soft to the touch, yet sturdy.