Hi there

If you accepted the quote verbally or by email this is still a contract – there is no need for this type of contract to be in writing or signed.

In terms of whether you are able to cancel the contract or have any remedies for the delay, a lawyer would need to look at the full correspondence between you and whether there are any other terms that form part of your contract – e.g. if the quote had terms and conditions attached then this probably forms part of the contract between you are the broker.

Are you able to get the 800 books you need for this order through the local printer then find another way to market the other 1600?