How Students Order Our Titles

Online

Prospect Press sells textbooks directly to students via RedShelf and VitalSource in either electronic or print format. To order a textbook, go to the Prospect Press webpage for that title and select the link to order from either distributor. Students may also order directly from the RedShelf or VitalSource website.

RedShelf provides paperback copies on a print-on-demand basis. This helps save money by not maintaining large inventories. Prospect Press passes these savings on to students with generally lower textbook prices than other major publishing companies. On the downside, Prospect Press paperbacks purchased direct-to-student are NOT RETURNABLE, unless the book has a significant defect.

At Your Bookstore

Prospect Press textbooks are also available for purchase at a growing number of campus bookstores.

RedShelf vs VitalSource

 
RedShelf eTextbook
VitalSource eTextbook
Online or download
Online only
Online and Download
Duration?
Permanent online access
365-day access for online, perpetual download
Returnable?
Yes, within 14 days from purchase
Yes, within 14 days from purchase
Where can I buy this online?
Go to RedShelf.com and search by author name, title, or ISBN.
Go to VitalSource.com and search by author name, title, or ISBN
Can I buy this in the campus bookstore?
Yes, at selected campus and university bookstores. Check if your bookstore sells RedShelf ebooks.
Yes, at selected campus bookstores. Check if your bookstore sells VitalSource ebooks.
For more info:

 

RedShelf eTextbook
VitalSource eTextbook
Online or download
Online only
Online and Download
Duration?
Permanent online access
365-day access for online, perpetual download
Returnable?
Yes, within 14 days from purchase
Yes, within 14 days from purchase
Where can I buy this online?
Go to RedShelf.com and search by author name, title, or ISBN.
Go to VitalSource.com and search by author name, title, or ISBN
Can I buy this in the campus bookstore?
Yes, at selected campus and university bookstores. Check if your bookstore sells RedShelf ebooks.
Yes, at selected campus bookstores. Check if your bookstore sells VitalSource ebooks.
For more info:
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