SMARTbook Payment/Order Options

SMARTbook Payment/Order Options

There are several ways we could facilitate your SMARTbook order and payment. Perhaps the easiest way would be to order directly online (including saved and pending orders) through our website at:

SMARTbooks: Intellectual Fuel for the Military Recognized as a “whole of government” doctrinal reference standard by military, national security and government professionals around the world, SMARTbooks comprise a strong comprehensive professional library designed with all levels of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians in mind.

SMARTbooks can be used as quick reference guides during operations, as study guides at education and professional development courses, and as lesson plans and checklists in support of training. Serving a generation of warfighters, our books have spanned the globe with more than 500,000 copies sold.

Browse our collection of Military Reference SMARTbooks to learn more!

Payment may also be made by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Discover and Government GPC) by providing your credit card payment details (name on card, card number, and expiration date):

  • Direct by phone Mon-Fri 8 am – 6 pm EST at (863) 409-8084
  • in an electronic (Word) or scanned (PDF) document to:
  • PayPal payment to:
  • by FAX to our 24-hour voicemail/fax/order line at 1-800-997-8827
  • by calling our 1-800-997-8827 voicemail line (and recording your information or a call-back number)
  • Other methods of payment include check/money order made out to “The Lightning Press” to

    The Lightning Press
    2227 Arrowhead Blvd.
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    * For Purchase Orders, wire/bank transfers, or for other inquiries, please contact us at

    Government Sales

    The Lightning Press is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business DOD-approved vendor and federally registered — to include the System for Award Management (SAM), Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), FedBizOpps (FBO), and FEDPAY. As the author,copyright holder and publisher, we are a sole-source provider for SMARTbooks. Our highest demand remains from the military and organizations that support and work with the Services, State and Federal Agencies, and the Department of the Defense.


    We have the capability to accept and process both Government Purchase Cards (GCPC/GPC) from card holders and Purchase Orders (PO) from Contracting Organizations. All orders to Federal Government organizations and military units are TAX FREE.

    View our Government Sales page for more details!

    Need a Written Quote or Have a Question?

    If you need a quote or have special requests (such as incorporating shipping costs into the item costs), or if you require additional information, please contact us by one of the methods below.


    (863) 409-8084

    Mon – Fri 0900-1800 EST

    24-Hour Voicemail/Fax/Order



    2227 Arrowhead Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33813