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Palgrave Higher Education Exam Copy Service
Terms & Conditions

1. What is the exam copy service?

An exam copy is a copy of a textbook that lecturers use to assess as a potential set text for their course or module. It is also known as a sample copy, inspection copy or evaluation copy.

The exam copy service allows us to send exam copies of textbooks free of charge. Instead of payment we ask for feedback on books and confirmation of whether they will be used in your teaching.

2. What are the terms of use?

By requesting an exam copy, you agree:
  • To act in good faith, using the service for the purpose for which it is intended.
  • To provide feedback on all exam copies sent.
  • That you will not sell your copy, or give it away where a copy would otherwise have been sold, e.g. to your institutional library or to a student.
  • That we may use your personal information to contact you by email and telephone to request feedback on the exam copies we have sent you, regardless of whether you have otherwise opted-out of receiving our promotional communications.
  • That we may store and use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, which form part of these Terms.
Please read our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

3. Do I qualify for an exam copy?

Exam copies are sent at our sole discretion, but we use the guidelines below.

To be considered for an exam copy, you must:

  • Be a member of teaching staff responsible for making core text recommendations for an academic course.
  • Reasonably expect that, should you adopt the book, at least 12 copies of the book will be sold to your students or to your institutional library as a result of your recommendation.
  • Provide us with the following details at the time of your request:
    • Your full academic postal address (we send copies to academic addresses only)
    • Your academic email address
    • Course/module name
    • Course/module start date
    • (Expected) Number of students per year
    • Academic level (e.g. 1st year undergraduate)

4. Where is the exam copy service available?

Our London Office will deal with all requests from the following countries:

You will be notified if more information is needed, and when your request has been processed.

UK & EUROPE

Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Iceland
Ireland (Republic of)
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland
UK

THE AMERICAS

Canada
United States of America

MIDDLE EAST

Bahrain
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
U.A.E
West Bank / Palestine
Yemen

AFRICA

Botswana
South Africa

In addition, our local offices consider requests from the following countries:

Please note that unfortunately not all of our titles are available as sample copies in these countries. After requesting a sample copy, our local sales reps will contact you and inform you about the availability of the requested text.

Australia
China
Fiji
Hong Kong
India

Korea (Republic of)
Macau
Mongolia
New Zealand
Pakistan

Papua New Guinea
Taiwan
Tonga

Our agents also consider requests from the following countries:

Please note that unfortunately receiving sample copies is not guaranteed in these countries - we will inform you if your request has been unsuccessful.

EASTERN EUROPE

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Krygyzstan
Latvia

EASTERN EUROPE

Lithuania
Macedonia
Montenegro
Moldova
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

WEST AND SOUTH EUROPE

Cyprus
France
Italy
Malta
Portugal
Spain

ASIA

Japan

5. How many exam copies can I order?

The number of exam copies we can send depends on your course(s) and student numbers. If you order several books, we may ask you to reduce your order or accept e-books instead, where available. Once you have fed back on the copies you received, you will be able to order more copies again. Click here to feedback now.