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About Random House Academic Services

Our Academic Services website presents, by discipline, books published by Random House’s various imprints. This site reflects and continues the important intellectual tradition with which Random House has long been identified. As the American publisher of William Faulkner, Albert Camus, Willa Cather, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Ralph Ellison, Franz Kafka, Eugene O’Neill, Richard Hofstadter, and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as Toni Morrison, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, Maxine Hong Kingston, and James Baldwin, Random House is committed to publishing intellectually important and widely significant works.

We hope this site will serve as an informative invitation to a rich publishing tradition and conveys both the distinctive nature of each imprint and an accurate sense of the intellectual resources Random House continues to bring generations of readers.

In addition to our searchable catalog of over 5,000 academic titles, you can use this site to request desk copies and examination copies, print teacher’s guides, request catalogs, view our conference schedule, and sign up for e-newsletters which provide advance information about new academic titles.

Contact

US INQUIRIES

FOR THE KNOPF DOUBLEDAY PUBLISHING GROUP, CONTACT:

Knopf Doubleday
Academic Services
1745 Broadway, 12-1
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 572-2444
Fax: (212) 572-2662

acmart@penguinrandomhouse.com

FOR THE CROWN PUBLISHING GROUP, THE RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP, and RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHER SERVICES, CONTACT:

Random House
Academic Resources
1745 Broadway, 3-1
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 782-8482
Fax: (212) 940-7381

RHAcademic@penguinrandomhouse.com

CANADA INQUIRIES

For Random House of Canada, contact:

Random House of Canada
Academic Services
75 Sherbourne Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 2P9
Canada
Phone: (416) 364-4449
Fax: (416) 598-7764

academictype@penguinrandomhouse.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

open close WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EXAMINATION COPY AND A DESK COPY?

A desk copy is a book sent free of charge to an instructor when that book has been adopted and is a required purchase for students enrolled in a specific course. It is meant to help assist the professor in preparing for class and teaching throughout the semester. Our policy is to provide instructors with one desk copy of an adopted book regardless of whether the course is taught regularly and requires the book each time.

Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration. There is a nominal fee associated with examination copies and orders are limited to 10 examination copies per instructor per calendar year.

open close HOW CAN I ORDER DESK COPIES OF BOOKS?

We are pleased to provide complimentary desk copies of any text that has been adopted and is a required purchase for a course. One desk copy is available for every twenty copies ordered. However, Random House will honor requests for a single desk copy for seminars and graduate courses with a minimum enrollment of ten students. If the class size falls below ten, examination copies are available for purchase at a nominal cost.

Random House does not ship desk copies to residences; they must be mailed care of your institution.

Desk copies may be ordered ONLINE using our desk copy request form: www.randomhouseacademic.com/desk-copies

Sending in your request online ensures that it is processed as quickly as possible, and also makes your request easier to track. You will receive an email confirmation of your request with an order number. Please refer to that order number should you need to follow-up on your request.

open close WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DESK COPIES HAVE NOT ARRIVED WITHIN 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS?

Oftentimes, orders are misplaced in the university mailroom or picked up by other instructors. Please check around your department and campus mailroom before ordering another desk copy. If you are unable to locate your shipment, please contact acmart@penguinrandomhouse.com.

If you placed your desk copy order online, you should have received a confirmation email with an order number shortly after submitting the request. Please include this order number in your message to us. If you did not place your desk copy order online, please indicate whether your request was sent via fax or letter, and the approximate date on which it was sent.

open close WHAT IF I NEED MORE THAN 5 DESK COPIES OF A SPECIFIC TITLE?

If you need more than 5 desk copies of a title for a class of over 100 students, please email your request to: acmart@penguinrandomhouse.com

open close HOW CAN I ORDER EXAMINATION COPIES OF BOOKS?

Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration, and may be ordered in the following ways:

ONLINE

Examination copies may be ordered online with a credit card using our examination copy request form:

www.randomhouseacademic.com/exam-copies

Sending in your request online ensures that it is processed as quickly as possible, and also makes your request easier to track.

BY MAIL

Our online form is always the recommended method of ordering, as examination copy requests sent via mail take longer to process and may delay the arrival of your order.

Should you choose to order by mail, requests in writing can be made on college letterhead stating the name and ISBN of the title, your course name and expected enrollment. Please make checks or money orders (no cash) payable to Penguin Random House LLC. Requests on college letterhead should be sent to:

Random House Academic Services
1745 Broadway, 12-1
New York, NY 10019

PLEASE DO NOT FAX YOUR EXAMINATION COPY REQUESTS

Examination Copy Fees:

  • Paperbacks (under $20.00) are $3.00 each
  • Paperbacks (at or over $20.00) are 50% off
  • All hardcovers are 50% off the retail price

To order Canadian examination copies, please click here.

open close HOW MUCH DO EXAMINATION COPIES COST?

Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration at the following prices:

  • Paperbacks (under $20.00) are $3.00 each
  • Paperbacks (at or over $20.00) are 50% off
  • All hardcovers are 50% off the retail price
open close CAN I ORDER EXAMINATION OR DESK COPIES IN ADVANCE OF THE UPCOMING SEMESTER?

Examination copies of books which have been published may be purchased at any time.

All desk copy requests are subject to confirmation and approval. We must be able to confirm that the book you are requesting is a required title for your students and that your institution’s bookstore has placed an order for student copies. If an order cannot be verified at the time of your request, we will ask you to resubmit your desk copy form at a later date.

open close CAN I PRE-ORDER EXAMINATION OR DESK COPIES OF FORTHCOMING BOOKS?

Please wait to order forthcoming titles until their month of publication.

open close CAN I ORDER EBOOKS OR AUDIO BOOKS AS EXAMINATION OR DESK COPIES?

At this time we are unable to provide desk or examination copies of eBook or audio book editions.

open close HOW LONG WILL MY BOOKS TAKE TO ARRIVE? CAN YOU EXPEDITE MY ORDER?

Please allow 7-10 business days for your desk or examination copies to arrive; all requests are subject to availability.

Unfortunately, we’re only able to expedite orders if a previous shipment was sent and never arrived. Due to the large number of requests we receive, we ask that desk copy requests be placed well in advance of when they are needed for a course.

open close HOW DO I KNOW IF RANDOM HOUSE HAS RECEIVED MY ORDER?

If you placed your desk copy order online, you will receive a confirmation email with an order number shortly after submitting the request. If you did not receive this email, then it is likely we did not receive your order.

If you believe your order has not gone through, please review the required fields on our desk copy request form; if any of the book or shipping information is missing, your request will not be processed. Make sure that you have entered the ISBN 13 correctly and in the appropriate format. ISBNs should be entered with or without dashes.

Please also confirm using our search engine that the book you are requesting is published by Random House. If you are unable to find the book searching by title, author, or ISBN, then it is likely sold by another publisher, who you will need to contact directly.

Please note that our desk copy request form is for US orders only. The Canadian Academic request form is located here.

open close HOW DO I OBTAIN BOOKS FOR REVIEW IN JOURNALS OR OTHER MEDIA?

To request reviewers’ copies (other than for course consideration), please send an e-mail to the appropriate imprint’s address below:

Ballantine Bantam Dell Books
BBDPublicity@randomhouse.com

Children’s Publishing
rhkidspublicity@randomhouse.com

Crown Publishing Group
crownpublicity@randomhouse.com

Doubleday and Nan A. Talese
ddaypub@randomhouse.com

Alfred A. Knopf
knopfpublicity@randomhouse.com

Pantheon/Schocken
pantheonpublicity@randomhouse.com

Random House Audio Publishing Group
audio@randomhouse.com

Random House Reference and Information Publishing
1745 Broadway, 15-3
New York, NY 10019

Random House, Villard, Random House Trade Paperbacks, Modern Library
atrandompublicity@randomhouse.com

Vintage Books and Anchor Books
vintageanchorpublicity@randomhouse.com

Random House Publisher Services
Regarding publicity requests for RHPS titles, please contact the publisher directly.

open close HOW DO I ORDER A DESK OR EXAMINATION COPY OF A TITLE PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN GROUP (USA)?

For information on how to order desk and exam copies of Penguin titles, please go to:
www.penguin.com/services-academic/deskcopies

open close HOW DO I ORDER COURSEBOOKS FOR MY STUDENTS?

Student coursebooks should be ordered through your institution’s bookstore.

open close HOW DO I REQUEST COURSE PACK PERMISSIONS?

All published material by Penguin Random House and its divisions is protected under copyright law. Written permission is required from the publisher if you wish to reproduce any of our material.

All requests directed to Penguin Random House must be made in writing, by mail or by fax. It is not our policy to grant permissions verbally, neither is it our policy to accept permission requests via e-mail. In addition, no requests are handled on a rush basis.

If you wish to photocopy material for academic use, please contact:

Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 750-8400
Fax: (978) 750-4470
Email: info@copyright.com
www.copyright.com

open close ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON LARGE QUANTITY PURCHASES?

For information regarding premium sales bulk discounts contact Jennifer Lipman at jlipman@penguinrandomhouse.com.

open close HOW DO I REQUEST BOOKS FOR DONATION?

Penguin Random House considers book donation requests from non-profit organizations specifically involved in literacy programs for underprivileged children and adults. Our specific criteria are listed below.

  1. Requestor must be a 501-C3 non-profit organization whose mission is specific to literacy.
  2. Books should go right in to the hands of “needy” readers. Needy defined as at-risk and/or underprivileged adults or youth. We do not provide books for raffles, gift baskets or goody bags.
  3. Requests that meet these criteria must also be located in one of the following cities in which our companies are located: New York City, NY; Westminster, MD; Crawfordsville, Indiana; Waterbrook, Colorado; Shelton, CT; and Santa Ana and Roseville, CA.
  4. As most schools and libraries are Penguin Random House customers, book donations cannot be made to public or private schools for general use.

Eligible requests must include documentation of non-profit status and can be faxed to Veronica Valerio, Penguin Random House Corporate Giving, 212-940-7590, or emailed to vvalerio@penguinrandomhouse.com.

open close HOW DO I REQUEST ALTERNATE TEXT FORMATS FOR DISABLED STUDENTS?

Penguin Random House is partnered with Bookshare, a non-profit organization that makes our books accessible to persons with qualifying print disabilities. This service is protected under 17 U.S.C. § 121 of the U.S. Copyright Act to provide copyrighted materials in specialized formats to people with qualifying disabilities. A qualifying disability is a disability with a physical basis that affects one’s ability to read standard print. These disabilities included severe learning disabilities that affect ready, visual impairments (including blindness), and other physical disabilities.

Bookshare makes its services available, free of charge, to all qualifying students in the United States through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The organization provides texts in the DAISY file format (Digital Accessible Information System). Readers access texts on PC screens using special reading software that is free for download on Bookshare’s website. Readers can also download files to a variety of special reading devises that turn the DAISY file into synthetic speech and in some cases display the text. Additionally, Bookshare can supply a digital Braille file that members can read on a digital Braille machine or send to a Braile embosser to have printed out.

Bookshare has over 100,000 members, 100,000 books in their library and more than 130 partnerships with publishers. If Bookshare does not currently have files for the book in question, please contact Bookshare directly and they will work to get these files uploaded for you. Bookshare is responsible for providing alternative formats for all our texts, and these files are not available through Random House directly.

For more information on Bookshare or to sign up for membership, please visit http://www.bookshare.org.

open close WHOM DO I CONTACT ABOUT A SPECIFIC TITLE?

If you have a question related to a specific title, please see our list of imprints below to determine the correct group to contact.

THE KNOPF DOUBLEDAY PUBLISHING GROUP
Alfred A. Knopf, Doubleday, Nan A. Talese, Vintage, Anchor, Pantheon, Schocken, or Everyman’s Library

Please contact:

Knopf

Knopf Doubleday Academic Services
1745 Broadway, 12-1
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 572-2444
acmart@penguinrandomhouse.com

RANDOM HOUSE ACADEMIC 

THE CROWN PUBLISHING GROUP: Crown Publishing Group, Amphoto Books, Back Stage Books, Billboard Books, Broadway Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum, Doubleday Religion, Harmony Books, Image Books, Potter Craft, Potter Style, Ten Speed Press, Three Rivers Press, Waterbrook Multnomah, Watson-Guptill

THE RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP: Ballantine, Bantam, Del Rey, Delacorte, Dell, Delta, Dial Press, Modern Library, One World, Presidio, Random House, Spiegel and Grau, Villard

THE RANDOM HOUSE DIGITAL GROUP: Books on Tape, Fodor’s Travel, Living Language, Listening Library, Random House Audio, RH Large Print

THE PRINCETON REVIEW

RH REFERENCE

RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHER SERVICES: Archie Comics, Beacon Press, Charlesbridge, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Egmont USA, Hatherleigh Press, Kensington, Kodansha, Kuperard, Melville House, Monacelli Press, National Geographic, New York Review Books, North Atlantic Books, Osprey Publishing, Other Press, powerHouse Books, Prometheus Books, Quirk Books, Random House Canada, Random House UK, Rizzoli Books, Sasquatch, Seven Stories Press, Shambhala, Smithsonian Books, Soho Press, Steerforth Press, Titan Books, Tundra Books, Verso, Vertigo, Welcome Books, and Wizards Of The Coast.

Please contact:

PRH ACMART

Random House Academic Resources
1745 Broadway, 3-1
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 782-8482
RHacademic@penguinrandomhouse.com