At Boydell and Brewer we offer a number of books ideal for course adoption across a range of subject areas. Our books can be adopted in the following ways: inspection copies, examination copies and desk copies. You can also ask your library about collective licensing options for class materials. Please read the information below carefully before requesting your preferred texts from either the American or UK office.
Ebooks are available free of charge as desk copies or as exam/inspection copies by university teachers. Please complete this form to submit your request for a digital copy.
Before deciding on which eBook format is right for you (ePUB or ePDF) you should be aware of the following:
The ePUB format will mean you get a reading experience optimised for smartphones and tablets. That means no annoying left and right scrolling, text can be resized to suit your preference and the reading experience is also re-flowable. Though our ePUBs are just as fine on a laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac).
The ePDF format will work fine on a laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac) but not so well on a smartphone or tablet as images will not automatically resize to fit the screen. This means (particularly on a smartphone) that you will have to scroll left and right to be able to see/read all the text – not ideal.
The ePUB format will mean you will need to download the Bookshelf app. This is quick and easy and you will only need to do once.
The ePDF format will mean you will need to download appropriate e-reading software. This is quick and easy to do, and once you have done it once you will not need to do it again.
PLEASE NOTE: ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS is not the same as ADOBE READER. You need the former if you want to view our ePDFs because they are encrypted. This encryption prevents the reader from illegally sharing or reselling the ebook, and it also means ePDFs cannot now be read (like un-encrypted ePDFs) using Adobe Reader.
USA and Canada:
Ingram Academic processes all print exam and desk copy requests on behalf of Boydell & Brewer for the United States and Canada: www.ingramacademic.com
Please refer to Ingram Academic’s exam and desk copy policies here: https://www.ingramacademic.com/find-books-exam-desk-copy-policy/
If you have questions about placing a request from Ingram Academic, please email [email protected].
UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia:
Select paperback titles are available to purchase for £5. Select hardcovers are available to purchase for £10.
Please consult our course adoption offerings on the subject pages below or this spreadsheet before requesting a paperback or hardcover to confirm that it is available for adoption.
To request a paperback or hardcover, please complete this form.
After your request has been processed, you will receive a code that will enable you to purchase your desk or inspection copy on our website.
If the title you would like to request does not appear on the pre-approved list, please email [email protected].