Ordering Information

how to order


Individuals

Welcome! First, please consider contacting one of our independent bookstore partners (see link on homepage), if you live nearby, to find out whether they have in stock the book(s) you want. Independent bookstores are important to the survival of independent publishing. They deserve your consideration. [Note: U.K. residents should first contact our London distributor: Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN, 0208-986-4854; in the event they do not have a particular title or edition, you should order direct from us.]

WEBSITE ORDERING
To make a purchase simply register your e-mail address and log-in. Once you have done so you will find ordering simple, convenient and, we sincerely hope, free of complication. Registering and ordering direct has some distinct advantages, particularly your ability to access your account online at any time either to check the progress of your order or to modify it before it has been shipped. You'll also receive notice of forthcoming books in advance at special member discounts, special monthly book deals, and other member benefits such as gold member status.

Gold Member Discount Benefit
In addition, after your first order and when your aggregate online purchases total more than $50 (excluding shipping costs and/or applicable taxes) your membership will be elevated to Gold Member status and you will receive a 20% discount on all subsequent purchases.

Shipping Methods
Our standard (and recommended) shipping is via USPS Priority Mail from Kingston, New York, tracked with "Delivery Confirmation." This usually takes two to three days for delivery. We have included an overnight Express Mail option in the shopping cart area. If, however, you require your shipment to be sent via UPS, the exact UPS shipping charge (plus $2 handling) is calculated and added to the order at time of shipping. If your order needs expediting, please telephone 800-613-8219.

Payment Methods
McPherson & Company accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. Paying by credit card allows for prompt shipment upon receipt of your order. However, We also accept checks, money orders, or cashier's checks denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. In those instances, we will hold your order for shipment until receipt of your payment.

Returns
We want you to be delighted with your purchase. Most items sold by McPherson & Company may be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund so long as the books are in their original condition. If the item is returned due to defect or our error, we will pay the return shipping cost. We will not accept for return any item that is not in its original condition, is damaged through no fault of ours, or is incomplete (e.g., books shipped lacking jackets). For return information on specialty items or orders, please telephone us at 1-800-613-8219.

Bookstores

Booksellers may register to place orders directly on-line. Once your registeration is accepted, we will code your account for appropriate terms and discounts. Text orders should not be placed via this site. Please telephone or fax toll-free (1-800-613-8219) or e-mail (mcpherson@mcphersonco.com) to receive complete terms and discount information.

U.K. and European booksellers contact: Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN, 0208-986-4854

Canadian booksellers contact: Disticor Direct, 695 Westney Road South, Suite 14, Ajax, On L1S 6M9, 905/619-6565, www.disticordirect.com.

Libraries

Public and Academic Libraries are invited to register to order directly. Direct orders will receive a 20% discount above $75.00 list, and 25% discount above $500 list. Discounts do not apply to videotapes, audiotapes, dvds, and special limited editions priced over $100. All library direct orders are shipped free freight within the United States.

Professors

Given the size of our company, we receive far more requests for examination copies than we could possible fill and still remain in business. Therefore, we follow a basic policy: Teachers will receive a copy gratis when requested on the usual academic form for an actual course adoption of that book as a required text. The minimum text adoption quantity is five copies.

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