Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of use

Conditions of website use

Seconds and Sales is the business name of Vertebrate Publishing's site for selling discounted items. The registered address is at Omega Court, 352 Cemetry Road, Sheffield, S11 8FT, UK. This website is the property of Vertebrate Publishing Ltd and no part of it may be reproduced in any form both personally or commercially without the expressed written permission of Vertebrate Publishing Ltd.


Vertebrate Publishing endeavours to ensure the accuracy of all the information on the website.

Information frequently changes and while we will minimise any delay in updating the website, there is potential for delays. As such Vertebrate Publishing cannot guarantee that the information shown on the website is accurate at all times.

Any information displayed must be used for general guidance only and will not be used as an offer, guarantee or forming any part of any future agreement between Vertebrate Publishing and any client.

Third party sites

The Vertebrate Publishing website may provide links to or use content from third party websites. In using this website, you accept that while we will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the suitable nature of content, we have no control over the content on third party websites and cannot be held responsible for any material viewed.


Vertebrate Publishing does not guarantee that access to the website will be continuous or without errors. We will seek to ensure a continuity of service and attention to errors once notified or as part of our periodic website review.

We regularly screen for viruses but cannot be held responsible for the accidental transmission of a virus to any machine via browsing our website.

 Delivery and Returns 

Online orders received through the Vertebrate Publishing website are dispatched from our office in Sheffield, UK. Orders received before 1 p.m. are dispatched the same day, orders received after 1 p.m. are usually dispatched the following business day. We will send you a notification email when your order has been dispatched. If we are temporarily out of stock of a title we will advise by email. 

COVID-19 Update: March 2021
Please note that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while we are dispatching orders as normal and most deliveries are arriving in standard time, a small number of our deliveries are taking longer to arrive – both in the UK and overseas. Please allow up to two weeks for UK delivery, rather than the usual two to three working days. If you have any questions regarding your order, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Delivery in the UK
UK orders up to 2.5 kilograms are sent Royal Mail Second Class and should arrive within two to three working days. Larger items and higher value items are sent with a courier and will require a signature upon delivery.

Overseas Delivery
Smaller overseas orders are sent by Royal Mail. Larger orders are sent by courier. Deliveries can take between a few days and a couple of weeks to arrive, depending on the delivery location. Please note we can no longer ship to South Africa and Russia due to persistent delivery problems.

Postage Costs

Postage costs are dependent on order weight (book/s weight plus packing materials) and are calculated automatically upon checkout, before payment is taken.