Exam, Desk, and Review Copies


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You may request an Exam, Desk, or Review copy of a title by searching for that title on the Fortress Press Site. Use the drop down menu found on each catalog and book's page. Click on the icon to the right of the drop down menu for help.

Examination Policy at a Glance

See below for details.


Fortress Press Examination Policy

Fortress Press invites professors to examine our titles for classroom use in courses with an enrollment of 10 or more students. All Fortress Press titles are available on a 60 day examination basis.


Survey Textbooks

We are proud to offer complimentary copies of our survey textbooks. For a list of these titles, please click here. Your examination copy of a survey textbook will arrive at no charge. Shipping of these examination copies is complimentary.


All Other Titles (Non Survey Textbooks)

All other Fortress Press titles, with the exception of those noted below, are available for examination for classroom use at a 50% discount. An invoice reflecting the 50% discount will be mailed separately on the date the book is shipped. Shipping of these examination copies is complimentary.

If within 60 days of the book's ship date you decide to adopt the book for your course, please contact the appropriate Textbook Adoption Consultant as indicated below. Your examination copy will then become complimentary. A credit memo will be sent acknowledging the cancellation of your invoice.

If you decide not to adopt the book you may either pay the invoice reflecting the 50% discount or return the book in saleable condition. Returned books should include a copy of your invoice and be shipped by secure, prepaid, traceable method to:

Augsburg Fortress Publishers
C/O PBD Worldwide
905 Carlow Dr Unit B
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

(Titles not available for examination at the 50% discount are Hermeneia volumes, select Bibles, and resources available only in CD-ROM format.)


Desk Copy Requests

If you have already adopted a Fortress Press title and seek a desk copy, please indicate that on your request. Desk copies of adopted titles are complimentary. Shipping of desk copies is complimentary.


Requests Outside the United States

We serve our customers outside of the United States and Canada by a network of international distributors. Please direct your request to the distributor in your area. For a list of these distributors click here. If you are teaching in Canada please go to our Canadian examination copy request site at www.afcanada.com/contactus/examcopy/

We reserve the right to refuse any examination copy request. Single copies only, please.


Textbook Adoption Consultant

The Fortress Press Consulting Service assists professors throughout the United States with course needs and available resources. Please contact our Adoption Consultant, Pamela Johnson, at (800) 426-0115 ext. 146 or johnsonp@augsburgfortress.org


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