Our Policies

Exam Copies

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

Fees

  • Paperbacks: $5.00 US per book
  • All other formats: $10.00 US per book

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.
  • 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@consortiumacademic.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.
  • The exam copy is yours to keep whether or not you adopt the book for your course.

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.

Desk Copies

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

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@consortiumacademic.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 other requests (e.g., if you require multiple desk copies for TA use), please email our Customer Service Department at academic@cbsd.com.