Course Adoptions


The Naval Institute Press features a wide range of history, foreign affairs and policy, national security, gender and race studies, and leadership titles that have been adopted for course work by colleges and universities across the country. Professors and/or instructors interested in Naval Institute Press books for course adoptions should request examination copies by using one of the two methods below:

Mail: Marketing Department
Course Adoptions
Naval Institute Press
291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD 21402

Fax: 410-295-1084

Make sure your mail-in or fax request is on departmental letterhead and includes the title of the book requested, the course name, expected enrollment, and the semester the course is offered, as well as your name, title, department address, and phone/fax number. If you would like to be contacted via e-mail about future books that are published in your area of interest, please also include your email address and area of concentration.

Examination & Desk Copy Policy

Examination copies of Naval Institute Press Paperbacks for course adoption are available at $6.00 per copy for shipping and handling. There is a three book limit per semester on orders of Naval Institute paperback titles.

Examination copies of Naval Institute Press Hardcovers for course potential adoption are availble on a 90 day approval basis. Billing will be cancelled if an order for 10 or more copies is received from the school or its bookstore and the publisher has been asked to cancel the invoice. If the text is adopted for course use, examination copies become the instructor's free desk copy. Otherwise, the book may be purchased at a 10% discount (if you are a USNI Member you may purchase the book at a 20% discount) or returned for credit.

Professor Sources Links

Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network

American Historical Association

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Society of Ancient Military Historians

Air Force Historical Research Agency

Marine Corps Historical Center
U.S. Coast Guard Historians Office
U.S. Navy Historical Center

U.S. Army Military History Institute

Society for Military History

The Company of Military Historians


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