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1. How do I publish with LRP?

We would love to hear from you! Click here for our proposal guidelines.

2. How do I get added to your mailing list?

You are automatically added to our mailing list if you order a book from us (unless you specifically ask not to be). Otherwise, email us at and let us know your areas of interest.

3. How can I get permissions/rights information on your titles?

Click here for our guidelines and template.

4. Do you offer examination copies?

Electronic examination copies of paperbacks are free for 60 days (after which your access will cease) or you can pay $7.50 for perpetual access. Click here to download an order form. 

If you prefer a print copy, paperback examination copies are available for $7.50 in the US and $15 elsewhere, shipping included. Hardcover examination copies are available at a 50% discount, plus shipping. Click here to download an order form.

Please limit your request to three books and include the name of your institution along with the name and number of the course, its anticipated enrollment, and when it will be offered.

5. Do I get a free desk copy if I use an LRP book in a course that I am teaching?

Yes, we provide desk copies on request to faculty who have adopted an LRP title as a required text in a course, providing the bookstore orders ten or more copies from LRP.

6.  Do you publish e-book versions of your titles?

Yes, we sell e-versions of our books. If you are interested in ordering an e-book for yourself or for a course you are teaching and it's not already available for purchase on our website, please call us or email

7.  Where can I purchase ebooks of your titles?

Many of our titles are available right here at, but we also make selected titles available through these vendors:,, and Barnes & Noble.  Librarians may find our ebooks available at EbscoHost or Proquest.

8. How do I get a book for review in a journal or other media?

We provide complimentary review copies, but the request must come directly from the journal, etc. Please send your request to

9. How do I place an order if I live outside of the US or Canada?

You can order directly from us or from our representative in your area. Click here for a listing of our representatives.

10. How long will it take for me to receive my book order?

Books typically ship within two to three business days. Delivery time varies depending on destination, e.g.: within the US and Canada, it takes roughly five to seven days; outside of the US and Canada, it takes approximately three to six weeks. For expedited-delivery costs, please call us or email

11. What is your returns policy?

Returns must be received within twelve months of the invoice date, be in clean, saleable condition, and accompanied by the invoice number or a copy of the invoice. Retail returns are limited to 20% for each book ordered. All returns must be shipped to our warehouse: Lynne Rienner Publishers, c/o Books International, 22883 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, VA 20166.

12. I just subscribed to one of your journals, when will I receive my first issue?

All subscriptions are back-started to conform to a calendar year. For both Asian Perspective and Global Governance subscriptions, you will receive issues on a quarterly basis, in March, June, September, and December.

13. What is your privacy policy?

We value your business and respect your privacy. We adhere to a strict opt-in only policy. We will not send you any information via email unless you have requested it. At no time will we share, sell, rent, or make available in any other way any information you have provided to us or we have collected by tracking your usage of our website. Feel free to send questions or concerns to: or to contact us by phone, fax, or post.