Our Policies

Exam Copies

Perseus is pleased to offer examination copies to qualified instructors in the US and Canada who are considering a title for course adoption. Lecturers outside the US and Canada: click here.

Fees

  • $5.00 US per paperback
  • $10.00 US per hardcover

How to order

To find a book for your course, search by ISBN, title, or author using the “Search” box in the top-right corner of this page. Or, browse the books available in your field using the discipline list.

Once you’ve found a book you’re interested in, click on the title listing, proceed to the “About the Book” page, and select “Request Exam Copy” (see example).

Guidelines

  • There is a limit of three (3) exam copies per order.
  • Exam copies of all Westview Press books are FREE.
  • 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.
  • Exam-copy requests must include your name, shipping address, phone, email, university name, course name, course number, enrollment, semester, and current texts.
  • We will email you an order confirmation and several tracking messages. Please note: Emails will be sent from orders@perseusacademic.com and eorders@perseusbooks.com. Please add these addresses to your email “safe” or “white” list to ensure you receive our messages.
  • No telephone orders.
  • For all rush requests (i.e., if you require the book in less than 3 days), please email our Customer Service Department at examcopies@perseusbooks.com.
  • The exam copy is yours to keep whether or not you adopt the book for your course.

eBook Exam Copies

Westview Press offers eBook exam copies for select titles. You can read eBook exams online, or you may download to your favorite device. Follow the instructions from the link. Limit three (3) eBook exam copies per order. eBook exam copies of Westview titles are free.

Backorders

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. Please note that your credit card will not be charged until the backorders have released for shipping.

Lecturers outside the US and Canada

Perseus offers inspection (or 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 must email Perseus at enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk. Please indicate book title, author, ISBN, name of course(s), date of commencement, and anticipated number of students. We are pleased to send a maximum of three (3) inspection copies to lecturers to consider for course use. You will be sent a questionnaire to complete. Within one month of receipt, please return the completed questionnaire.

Desk Copies

Qualified professors in the US and Canada are entitled to one (1) complimentary desk copy of each book adopted for course use. Lecturers outside the US and Canada: click here.

How to order

To find a book for your course, search by ISBN, title, or author using the “Search” box in the top-right corner of this page. Click on the title listing, proceed to the “About the Book” page, and select “Request Desk Copy” (see example).

Guidelines

  • 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.
  • Desk-copy requests must include your name, shipping address, phone, email, university name, bookstore name and adoption order information, course name, course number, enrollment, and semester.
  • We will email you an order confirmation and several tracking messages. Please note: Emails will be sent from orders@perseusacademic.com and eorders@perseusbooks.com. Please add these addresses to your email “safe” or “white” list to ensure you receive our messages.
  • No telephone orders.
  • For all rush requests (i.e., if you require the book in less than 3 days or multiple desk copies for TA use), please email our Customer Service Department at examcopies@perseusbooks.com.

Lecturers outside the US and Canada

Perseus offers inspection (or 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 must email Perseus at enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk. Please indicate book title, author, ISBN, name of course(s), date of commencement, and anticipated number of students. We are pleased to send a maximum of three (3) inspection copies to lecturers to consider for course use. You will be sent a questionnaire to complete. Within one month of receipt, please return the completed questionnaire.