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Advertising

I'm interested in placing an ad in your magazine. Who should I contact?
Please call 212 757-8070 and ask to speak with someone in the advertising department, or write to advertising@nybooks.com. You can also contact us by using this form for your inquiry.

How do I place an ad on the nybooks.com website?
The Online Rate Card listing banner ad sizes and rates is available on the site at www.nybooks.com/advertising. If you have any additional questions or if you would like to receive a blank online insertion order, please send an email to onlineadvertising@nybooks.com.

Do you offer email blasts?
We do not currently sell email addresses or offer email blasts but we do offer advertising on our newsletter, which roughly follows our print-edition schedule. The rates for advertising on the newsletter are listed on the Online Rate Card at www.nybooks.com/advertising. To check availability, please contact onlineadvertising@nybooks.com.

Do you allow inserts in the magazine?
We do. Please contact advertising@nybooks.com for further information on rates and insert specifications.

How do I place a classified ad?
Please visit our Classifieds Rates and Schedule page for information about our Classifieds section, or contact classified@nybooks.com.

How do I advertise my book in the Independent Press Listing?
You can download our rate card for the IPL here or contact ipress@nybooks.com for more information.

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Editorial

How can I get my book reviewed by The New York Review of Books?
Please send all books to Robert Silvers, the magazine's editor. The address is:
    The New York Review of Books
    435 Hudson Street, Suite 300
    New York, NY 10014
As we receive hundreds of books for review consideration, we do not keep a log of the books that arrive. When a book is reviewed, we send copies of the review to the book's publisher.

Can you send me the email address for one of your contributors?
We are not able to provide contact information for contributors to the Review; however, you can send a letter in care of the editors (or email editor@nybooks.com, who will forward it). If you are interested in responding to a review, article or letter by a specific author or contributor, please contact the editors.

Can I reprint material from the Review?
For permission to reprint, copy, or distribute material published in the Review, please visit our permissions page for more information.

Can I put a link to this site on my own site?
If you would like to provide a link from your Web site to ours, you are free to do so, with the following exceptions. The contents of this site—text, graphics, design, etc.—are copyrighted to The New York Review of Books. We do not allow people to copy articles from this site and post them on another site without permission. Similarly, if your site is set up to "frame" the contents of this site, or makes it appear as if pages here are hosted on your site, you must request permission for the link from web@nybooks.com. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to provide links to any section of the site. Pages on this site may occasionally move, change names, or be removed; the Review is not responsible for maintaining links to the site from elsewhere on the Web.

Where can I buy drawings by David Levine and other illustrators in the Review?
You can purchase a reproduction of any drawing in our online gallery.

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Subscriptions to The New York Review of Books

Does my print subscription include access to the Review’s online content?

Yes. Your print subscription includes access to five years of online content. Create an account on subscribe.nybooks.info (or login to your existing account) and make sure you have your print subscription linked by visiting our account link page. If you only subscribe to the print edition but would like to receive access to the full archives, please call our customer service department at 800-354-0050 or 903-636-4013 to upgrade your subscription for an additional $20 per year.

What are the regular subscription rates to The New York Review of Books?
You can find our subscription rates on this page.

I've moved. How can I change the address for my print subscription?
Please use our feedback form and select "I want to change the address of my print subscription" from the drop-down menu. Be sure to include both your current address and your new one.

When will I get my first issue?
Please allow 6–8 weeks to receive your first issue. The New York Review of Books publishes twenty issues a year.

What is your publication schedule?
The schedule with US mail dates is here.
The schedule with international mail dates is here.

What is your missing issue claims policy?
You can find our claims policy here.

Can I order a gift subscription on this site?
Yes. Please go to our gift subscriptions page and complete the form.

How can I renew my subscription on this site?
Please go to our subscriptions renewal page and complete the form. You will need your subscriber ID number.

I typed in my subscriber number and the site wouldn't accept it. Why not?
If you are having problems entering your subscriber number please call our customer service department toll-free in the US (800) 354-0050, or (903) 636-1101 from outside the US.

I am a professor and would like to order a bulk subscription for my class. Do you offer special rates for classroom use?
Yes. All copies must be sent to the same address to qualify for a 75% discount. You may use the Classroom Order Form (PDF file).

Can I subscribe on an e-reader such as Kindle or Nook, or through an app?
The Review is available as an e-reader subscription on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo Reader, and in the Zinio and Google Play stores. We do not have a standalone app for any device, but many of the e-reader apps mentioned can be used on any device. There is no way to link a current print subscription or complete archive access to any e-reader editions at this time, so they must be purchased separately.

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Online Edition of The New York Review of Books

I already subscribe to the Review's print edition. Do I get a discount on the Online Edition?
Your print subscription includes access to five years of online content. If you would like to access the entire archive to 1963, please call our customer service department at 800-354-0050 or 903-636-4013 to upgrade your subscription for an additional $20 per year.

If I sign up for a subscription to the Online Edition, can I share my account and password with my friends and colleagues?
No. That would violate the terms of service that you agree to when subscribing, and thus be grounds for termination of your account. But it's really not such a good idea anyway. Anyone who signs on to the site as you could change your email address and password, preventing you from using your account; order items from our online bookstore using your credit card; and so on.

Can I post articles from the archives on my own site, or reprint them elsewhere?
All material on this site is copyrighted by NYREV, Inc. Further reproduction without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. For classroom use or other permission requests, please contact permission@nybooks.com.

Do you offer institutional site licenses to The New York Review of Books for universities and libraries for use by the students, faculty, library patrons, employees, etc.?
Yes. You can see our standard institutional site license pricing here. Please complete the form on our institutional subscriptions page to begin a free one-month trial subscription. A representative will contact you with further details.

Can I order a subscription to the Online Edition as a gift for someone else?
Sorry, no. The Online Edition is not available as a gift at this time.

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Shopping & Book Orders

Can I order NYRB titles from this site?
Book sales are now handled via the separate nyrb.com site.

What are your shipping charges? Do you ship outside the US?
Please see our shipping rates page for our rates and delivery methods. We do ship outside the US.

Is my personal information secure when I shop on this site?
Your order is safe with us. We use the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for all credit card transactions on this site. When you place an order, our server encrypts all of your personal information, including your credit card number, name, and address. If you prefer not to use a credit card to place your order, you can use this site as a catalog, locate the items you wish to order, and then telephone or fax our office to place your order.

How can I order a back issue of The New York Review of Books?
Please use our Issue Request form to find out if a back issue is available for purchase.

Can I purchase a single article from the Review?
We no longer offer single-article sales, but we do offer one-week trial subscriptions to our Online Edition which allows total access to all of the articles in our archives. Please visit the article you are interested in viewing in its entirety and follow the directions for purchasing a one-week subscription.

How do I place an order?
After adding items to your shopping cart, click the "checkout" button on the shopping cart page and follow the instructions on your screen. If you prefer not to use the Web site to place your order, you can use the site as a catalog, locate the items you wish to order, and then telephone our office to place your order.

Which credit cards do you accept?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

How do I place a gift order?
At checkout, enter the shipping address first, and change the billing information in the second step of the checkout process.
For gift subscriptions to The New York Review of Books, please use our gift order page. You will receive a discount for more than one gift order.

Do you offer gift certificates?
We only offer gift certificates on the NYRB site at this time.

When will my order be delivered?
Please see our shipping rates page.

I want to return an item I purchased from your site because I don’t like it/you sent me the wrong one/I already have it/it’s damaged/there’s a print defect. What now?
Please contact our Customer Service department at orders@nybooks.com or call 646-215-2500 for instructions. If you purchased the product or book from another online retailer or a bookstore, please contact them for help.

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Booksellers, Reviewers, Librarians, and Academics

I’m a retailer or wholesaler and would like to sell NYRB titles. How do I order?
NYRB titles are distributed to the trade by Random House everywhere in the world, except for the UK and Ireland where our books are represented by Frances Lincoln Ltd.

I'm a gift shop or specialty account and would like to order NYRB titles. How do I do this?
NYRB titles are distributed to special market accounts by Random House everywhere in the world except for the UK and Ireland where our books are represented by Frances Lincoln Ltd. Please click the appropriate link for your shop: US, UK/Ireland.

I’m a bookstore and would like to sell The New York Review of Books. How do I order?
The Review should be available from your preferred distributor or wholesaler. If it is not, please contact us for assistance.

I'm a librarian. How do I order NYRB titles?
NYRB titles should be available from your preferred distributor or wholesaler. If you discover our books are not carried by your distributor or wholesaler, please email our marketing department.

Do you offer institutional site licenses to The New York Review of Books for universities and libraries for use by the students, faculty, library patrons, employees, etc.?
Yes. You can see our standard institutional site license pricing here. Please complete the form on our institutional subscriptions page to begin a free one-month trial subscription. A representative will contact you with further details.

I am a professor and would like to order a bulk subscription for my class. Do you offer special rates for classroom use?
Yes. All copies must be sent to the same address to qualify for a 75% discount. You may use the Classroom Order Form (PDF file).

How can I receive a copy of an NYRB title for review in my publication or blog?
To request a media review copy of a book please write to New York Review Books, Publicity Department, 435 Hudson Street, 3rd fl, NY NY 10014 or email publicity@nybooks.com.

How do I contact one of your authors, introducers or translators?
Please write to publicity@nybooks.com and we’ll forward your message to the writer.

I’d like to suggest one of your books to my book club. Do you have reading group guides?
We have guides for selected titles. For a list of the books that have guides please click here.

How do I sign up to receive copies of your complete backlist catalogs?
If you would like to receive a print catalog of our complete backlist, please include your name and mailing address and email your request to catalogs@nyrb.com or write to: NYRB Catalogs Dept. / 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300 / New York, NY 10014

How do I receive printed copies of your seasonal trade catalogs for forthcoming titles?
If you are a bookseller, librarian, or other professional in the industry, please include your name, company, and mailing address and email your request to catalogs@nyrb.com or write to: NYRB Catalogs Dept. / 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300 / New York, NY 10014

Can I download PDFs of your catalogs?
All of our printed catalogs, including seasonal trade catalogs and complete backlist catalogs, are available for viewing online as PDFs. Please visit our About NYRB page to download these catalogs.

How do I sign up for NYRB Classics or The New York Review Children's Collection newsletters?
Please go to the newsletter sign up form by clicking here.

I am a college professor or educator. How do I obtain a Desk or Examination copy of an NYRB title?
Our books are distributed by Random House, Inc. The Random House Academic Marketing Department is available to provide title information and desk and examination copies.

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Web Site

The site doesn't look right on my computer. What's wrong with it?
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What's a "cookie"? Do I need to use them to use this site?
A cookie is a message sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most Web sites use cookies. Cookies allow the server to keep track of your preferences -- for example, if you put something in your shopping cart, and then go to another page on the site, the server will use the cookie to remember what's in your cart when you want to check out.

You do not have to accept cookies from our server in order to use many sections of this site, but some sections may require the use of cookies. We do not use this technology to track your visits; if you're concerned about privacy, please see our statement about this site's policies with regard to personal information.

I forgot my password. Can you tell me what it is?
If you have forgotten your password, please visit our password reset page and enter the email address associated with your account.

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