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Exam, Desk, and Review Copies

Looking for a text in Bible, Christian history, theology, or world religions? Click here to see all of our textbooks in each category!

You may request an Exam, Desk, or Review copy of a title from the Fortress Press web site by clicking on the appropriate link found on the right side of the book and search results pages. Note: In some instances you may need to click the "Learn More" link to proceed.

  • Request an Exam copy if you are a professor considering adopting a title for your course.
  • Request a Desk copy if you are a professor and have already adopted the title for your course.
  • Request a Review copy if you are a member of the media and want to publish a review of the title.

Examination Policy at a Glance

Fortress Press invites professors to examine our titles for classroom use in courses with an enrollment of 10 or more students.

  • Fortress Press offers complimentary examination copies in print format of all survey textbooks. A complete list of these survey textbooks is found here.
  • All other titles are offered at a 50% discount, or, where available, they are offered complimentary in a digital format from Edelweiss, an external trusted partner.
  • Shipping of all print format texts is complimentary.

Fortress Press Examination Policy

Fortress Press invites professors to examine our titles for classroom use in courses with an enrollment of 10 or more students. All Fortress Press titles are available on a 60 day examination basis.

Survey Textbooks

We are proud to offer complimentary copies of our survey textbooks in print format. For a list of these titles, please click here. Shipping of these examination copies is complimentary.

All Other Titles (Non Survey Textbooks)

All other Fortress Press titles, with the exception of those noted below, are available for examination for classroom use at a 50% discount. An invoice reflecting the 50% discount will be mailed separately on the date the book is shipped. Shipping of these examination copies is complimentary. If a digital format of the title/s you'd like to examine is available, you may request a complimentary examination copy from Edelweiss, a trusted ebook partner. You will download your requested title/s from Edelweiss. Edelweiss limits examination to a 60 day period.

If within 60 days of the book's ship/download date you decide to adopt the book for your course, please contact the Textbook Adoption Consultant as indicated below. Your physical examination copy will then become complimentary. A credit memo will be sent acknowledging the cancellation of your invoice.

If you received a digital format examination copy you may request a complimentary print format desk copy by contacting our Textbook Adoption Consultant. If you decide not to adopt the book you may either pay the invoice reflecting the 50% discount for the physical copy or return the book in saleable condition. Returned books should include a copy of your invoice and be shipped by secure, prepaid, traceable method to:

Augsburg Fortress Publishers
C/O PBD Worldwide
905 Carlow Dr Unit B
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

(Titles not available for examination at the 50% discount are Hermeneia volumes, select Bibles, and resources available only in CD-ROM format.)

Desk Copy Requests

If you have already adopted a Fortress Press title and seek a desk copy, please indicate that on your request. Desk copies of adopted titles are complimentary. Shipping of desk copies is complimentary.

Requests Outside the United States

We serve our customers outside of the United States and Canada by a network of international distributors. Please direct your request to the distributor in your area. For a list of these distributors click here. If you are teaching in Canada please go to our Canadian examination copy request site at

We reserve the right to refuse any examination copy request. Single copies only, please.

Textbook Adoption Consultant

The Fortress Press Consulting Service assists professors throughout the United States with course needs and available resources. Please contact our Adoption Consultant, Pamela Johnson, at (800) 426-0115 ext. 146 or






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