Order an Examination Copy

We offer half-price examination copies of certain pre-approved books to qualified instructors for possible course adoption. Simply select from the list below, then complete and submit the purchase form. Your credit card will be charged for 50% of the book's retail price. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

If you later adopt the book as your course textbook, and send us a purchase confirmation from your university bookstore showing at least 10 copies purchased, we will refund the amount of your Examination Copy purchase!

If none of our pre-approved titles are appropriate as a textbook for your course we invite you to request a special book for your Examination copy. Each special request is considered individually, and we do not guarantee approval.

Pre-Approved Examination Copy Books

Click a radio button to select that title as your half-price Examination Copy, or click a link to learn more about that title in a new browser tab:

Graphic Design (50% off = $17.50)
               The New Basics Revised Second Edition
Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition (50% off = $13.75)
               A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
Graphic Design Thinking (50% off = $12.47)
               Beyond Brainstorming
Type on Screen (50% off = $12.47)
               A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students
Graphic Design Theory (50% off = $12.47)
               Readings from the Field
Digital Design Theory (50% off = $12.47)
               Readings from the Field
Design/Build with Jersey Devil (50% off = $12.47)
               A Handbook for Education and Practice
Manual of Section (50% off = $14.97)
Edifices de Rome Moderne (50% off = $22.50)

Please note these special conditions BEFORE submitting this form:
  1. If you have already adopted a book and want to request a complimentary desk copy, please use our Desk Copy request form instead of this form.
  2. If you live outside the USA please do NOT submit this form. Instead please contact us by telephone at 518-671-6100 (extension 309) or email us at textbooks@papress.com for information on course adoptions in your country.
  3. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding examination copies or course adoptions, please contact us before submitting this form.

Examination Copy Purchase Form

Graphic Design - $17.50
Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition - $13.75
Graphic Design Thinking - $12.47
Type on Screen - $12.47
Graphic Design Theory - $12.47
Digital Design Theory - $12.47
Design/Build with Jersey Devil - $12.47
Materials for Design 2 - $25.00
Manual of Section - $14.97
Edifices de Rome Moderne - $22.50

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Reminder: This form is valid only for U.S. residents. If you live in another country please call or email us for information on course adoptions in your country.

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I understand that I am purchasing an Examination Copy of the selected title at a 50% courtesy discount, and shipping is free!

I also understand that if I later adopt this book and send confirmation from my university bookstore showing their purchase of at least 10 copies, you will refund this half-price Examination Copy purchase to my credit card (limit one refund per title).