Exam and Desk Copy Policy

Our Exam and Desk Copy Policy

Perseus Academic is pleased to offer examination copies to qualified instructors in the US and Canada who are considering a title for course adoption.

$5.00 US per paperback exam copy
$10.00 US per hardcover exam copy

Qualified professors in the US and Canada are entitled to desk copies
of adopted titles based on the total enrollment for the class.
Enrollment 1-30 = One (1) desk copy
Enrollment 31-50 = Two (2) desk copies
Enrollment 51+ = Three (3) desk copies
If you require additional desk copies, email us at academicorders@perseusbooks.com.

How to Request an Exam or Desk Copy

If you know the book you're looking for, you can search for it by ISBN,
title, or author. Or, browse our full title list by subject and
course title using the academic discipline list.

Once you’ve found a book you'd like to request, select “Request Desk Copy” or "Request Exam Copy" on the book page.


  • All exam copies are shipped via UPS. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery.
  • We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses. Please provide a street address.
  • If you have any questions regarding your order, please e-mail academicorders@perseusbooks.com or call Customer Service at (800) 343-4499.
  • For rush or special requests, please email academicorders@perseusbooks.com


If you place an exam copy request for a book that has not yet been published, we will backorder your request for twelve (12) months. If the book you requested is temporarily out of stock, we will backorder your request for 90 days.

For Lecturers Outside the United States and Canada

Perseus Academic offers inspection (examination) copies of paperback editions only. That inspection copy is then used by the professor if the title is adopted for course use. To request an inspection copy, lecturers outside the US and Canada should email the international office of our parent company, Perseus Books Group, at enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk. Please indicate book title, author, ISBN, name of course(s), date of commencement, and anticipated number of students. You will be sent a questionnaire to complete. Within one month of receipt, please return the completed questionnaire.


Perseus Academic books are available for purchase around the globe.

Order from an online bookseller






Find a local bookseller

www.barnesandnoble.com (store locator)


www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder IndieBound (Independent Booksellers National Directory)


International online orders

www.amazon.ca (Canada)

www.amazon.fr (France)

www.amazon.de (Germany)

www.amazon.co.jp (Japan)

www.amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)

www.chapters.indigo.ca (Canada)

US Customer Service

The Perseus Books Group
Customer Service
210 American Drive
Jackson, TN 38301

Tel: 800-343-4499

Fax: 800-351-5073

Email: academicorders@perseusbooks.com

Canada Ordering and General Queries

Publishers Group Canada
76 Stafford Street
Unit 300
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2S1

Tel: 416.934.9900

Fax: 416.934.1410

Customer Service

Tel: 800.663.5714

Fax: 800.565.3770

For review and catalog requests, and general information, please email canadian.sales@perseusbooks.com.



Perseus Books Group UK
69-70 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London, EC4Y 0HP, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207.353.7771

Fax: +44 (0) 207.353.7786

Email: enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk


Grantham Books Services
Trent Road
Grantham, NG31 7XQ, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 147.654.1080

Tel: +44 (0) 147.654.1061

Email: orders@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (UK)

Email: export@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (export)

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