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Desk and Examination Copies

Desk Copies

Persea Books is pleased to provide complimentary desk copies of any adopted text. Free desk copies are sent only when a book is assigned to a class and an order placed with a bookstore.  One desk copy is available for every twenty copies ordered. Desk copies are also available to middle school and high school teachers. All requests are subject to availability and approval.The processing of desk copies can take up to three weeks.

When requesting a desk copy, please submit all of the following required information from an official university email account and in the body of the email. Send your requests to: No attachments, please.

Book title, author, and ISBN

Name of the professor

a university mailing address (We do not ship desk copies to residences.)

Course name, semester in which the course will be given, and expected enrollment

Name of the bookstore that has ordered the text   

You may also send us requests by fax or mail, on university letterhead, including all of the information above. Send or fax to:

Persea Books

Attn. Desk copies

277 Broadway, Ste. 708

New York, NY 10007

Fax: 212 267 3165


Examination Copies

Examination copies are available to professors and teachers seeking titles to review for adoption consideration.  The charge for examination copies is $5.00 per title for paperbacks under $20.00 and $10.00 for a paperback at or over $20.00 or for a hardcover. This includes shipping. 

The one exception is Short, which, because of its size and relatively low cover price, is $10.00 per examination copy. However, a substantial College Sampler of Short has been made for examination purposes.  Download the pdf  for free here:  userfiles/Short College Sampler(4).pdf

Written requests must be made on university letterhead, and state the title and ISBN of the book. Give us your name and a valid U.S. mailing address.  Send this information, along with your check payable to Persea Books, Inc. to

Persea Books

Attn. Examination Copies

277 Broadway, Suite 708

New York, NY 10007










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