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For Media

For all requests listed below, please note related instructions and email Gigi Lamm (email preferred):

Gigi Lamm
Publicity and Public Relations Manager

Review Copies

To request a review copy, please include the outlet in which your review, feature, interview, etc. will run, or where you may place/pitch it if not yet confirmed, and the book title and/or author of interest.

If you are an instructor and would like to request an exam or desk copy, please visit our Desk & Exam Copies page for more information.

Author Interviews and Events

If you would like to connect with an author for a media interview or public event, please include your outlet or venue, any programming information, and target dates if available. Gigi Lamm will forward all invitations and coordinate as needed.

Our authors have written on and are experts in a wide range of subjects, and we encourage you to browse our website for more information about books or authors related to subjects you may be interested in. You may begin from our Subjects page, or you can use the search bar in the upper right-hand corner of each page to search by keyword and then filter by subject using the “Category” filters on the left-hand column of the search results page.

Cover Images

You are welcome to use our book covers when reviewing or featuring the book. To access a large-sized cover image for a book, just click the “Download Cover Image” button under the cover on the book’s website page. If you need a larger size or higher resolution than this cover provides, you may request it directly from Gigi Lamm at In your email, please let us know in what outlet the images will be published and how the images will be used, as well as the deadline by which you need to receive the images.


If you would like to request interior images from our books for publicity purposes, we will coordinate with our permissions manager to determine usage rights for specific images and provide approved files. In your email, please let us know in what outlet and how the images will be used.


If you are interested in publishing a selected excerpt, please include the following so we may generate a release form:

  • Book title
  • Author
  • Exact word count
  • Chapter and pages numbers of selected text
  • Usage (online, print, email etc.)
  • Publication date
  • Outlet name
  • Outlet contact

If you do not yet have excerpt text selected and would like to consult with an author, we will facilitate communication.

Penn Press Catalogs and Mailing Lists

PDFs of Penn Press seasonal catalogs are available on our Catalogs page.

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Media Queries for the University of Pennsylvania

Please note that Penn Press is not a part of the University of Pennsylvania’s communications team. For queries that are not specific to Penn Press and its publishing program, please contact a member of the University Communications staff.