Generally three to four months for printed books.
Yes, you can send in your manuscript for evaluation even if it is not completed. Your manuscript does not need to be in perfect condition for us to review it. All submissions are considered confidential and protected by US copyright law.
Other than an initial, no obligation, evaluation of your material, all of our publishing activities are governed by a written publishing contract signed by both parties. Our contracts define rights granted, publisher and author obligations, delivery dates, financial requirements, and other pertinent matters.