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Guide to requesting desk copies from publishers

The bibliographic information for most current textbooks can usually be found using Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

While I normally use Amazon for searching for books - the Barnes and Noble site seems to present the information more succinctly at the top of the page so is recommended. Input both the title and author for best results.


Most publishers have web sites listing contact information. We get very good results by searching Goggle for the publisher's name and add the term desk copies, examination copies, or exam copies. In most cases, the needed information is quickly retrieved. If too many pages are retrieved - try request desk copies plus the publish name

Search WWW using GOOGLE

Trial to Gale Publisher's Directory - ignor the results which are not from Publisher's Directory

please send feedback to Mike Poulin to aid in our purchase decision for this title

The Colgate Acquisition's Buying Books webpage can be very helpful


Some additional resources have been created by a number of college bookstores. A selection of those are listed (please report any which do not work as we have no control over these sites).

Mary Jane Books - an extended list of publisher and contact info

American Association of University Publishers

AcqWeb - extensive website with lots of links to publishers - somewhat out of date but undergoing an update

BYU Bookstore desk copies list

UVA Bookstore list

Penn State University philosophy department list

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