Inspection Copies

As a service to lecturers, our academic titles are available as free e-inspection copies if you are teaching a course for which they may be recommended as set texts.

In line with our commitment to sustainability, we primarily supply electronic copies wherever possible. This also helps save time and money – allowing us to keep the cost of our products down for your students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an e-inspection copy?

An e-inspection copy is an online digital version of our books - many with added benefits and interactivity. Available for academics to evaluate for free, to assess their suitability for recommendation on course/s. 

What are the benefits of using an e-inspection copy?

·       More sustainable – reduces our environmental impact

·       Quick and easy access – no need to wait for print copies to arrive on your desk

·       Interactive and accessible – bookmark, highlight, make notes, search key terms

·       Review the full digital package – ebook and digital teaching and learning tools

·       Reduces costs – allows us to remain the most affordable academic publishers and keep costs down for students

How do I order an e-inspection copy?

·       Visit the title’s page by entering the title, author, or ISBN in the search bar. Alternatively, you can navigate to the page using the Textbook dropdown menu and clicking on the relevant subject

·       Click the ‘Request Inspection Copy’ button on the left-hand side

·       Fill in your contact and course information

·       We will process your order and you will receive an email with a link to access your digital edition.

Can I receive a print copy?

We no longer offer print inspection copies as standard. Complimentary print desk copies are available to lecturers who adopt Norton titles as core reading on their courses. After reviewing your digital copy, if you decide you’d like to adopt it on your course, please get in touch and we will arrange your desk copies.

If you would like to purchase a print copy, we would be happy to pass on a 40% discount code. Please get in touch and we will send you a code to use on our website. 

Can I download the EBook?

If you'd like to download your EBook, we can provide you with a VitalSource ebook which can be viewed on the VitalSource app for PCs, Mac, Android, Apple. Please get in touch to arrange. 

Do I have to provide feedback?

We really value any feedback you can give on the suitability of our texts. It helps to inform future publishing decisions and ensure our products continue to meet the needs of students and lecturers. 

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