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West Virginia University Press is now prioritizing a digital exam copy system. To request a digital exam copy of a title you're considering adopting for a course, please email


WVU Press will send you an examination copy of the book you wish to consider for course use. You may mail or fax your request on your department letterhead specifying the title of the course, your expected enrollment, the semester or quarter in which the course will be offered, the course level (undergraduate or graduate), and any textbooks now currently being used for this course. According to our 90-day policy, we will also send you an invoice at a 20% academic discount, plus shipping charges, payable in 90 days. Should you adopt the book, return the invoice with proof of adoption, and the invoice will be cancelled. If you do not adopt the book, you may return it and have the invoice cancelled or purchase it at the 20% discount price.


If you have adopted a WVU Press book for course use, and your textbook store has ordered at least ten copies of the book, you are entitled to one free copy of the book for your own use. Desk copy requests must be on departmental letterhead or utilize a NACS-AAP or similar request form. Please include the name and enrollment of the relevant course, as well as the name of the bookstore who handles your textbook requirements.


Send examination copy and desk copy requests to:
West Virginia University Press
Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628 USA
Fax: (800) 621-8476 or (773) 702-7212


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