Academic Request

Thank you for choosing Apress to assist in the development of your academic programs and coursework. Below is an overview of our academic resource program.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Academic Policy

Examination and desk copies are subject to approval by our Customer Support team. Only emails originating from educational domains (.edu, or will be considered. Once a review copy is requested, you are no longer eligible for a desk copy unless the review copy was for a committee's consideration.

Books will be sent standard Ground shipping to a university. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

eBooks may be substituted for hard copy books but not in tandem with. eBooks are easier to distribute and negate the shipping time. Please specify this option on the form.

Submitting Your Request

You may submit your request(s) using our by choosing one of the options below. Requests may also be submitted via; send as a PDF bearing a department letterhead.

Academic Request Forms

>> Ebook | >> Print Book

Please note that we do not take academic requests over the telephone.

When making your request, please fill out the form completely. Also include an Adoption Decision Date and whether an individual or committee will be making the decision. If possible, please provide the titles of the texts currently being used in the course. Requests sent with complete information will receive priority. Only 3 textbook requests per semester. If requesting multiple books, please use the same form.

You will receive an email confirmation regarding your request within 1-2 business days. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact

Placing an Order

If you chose to adopt a text please contact a sales representative to place an order. The sales representative will ensure that your books are ordered and shipped in a timely manner. You may also place an order by phone at +1 800 777-4643.

Thank you again for your interest in Apress.

Good luck with the class!