College Faculty Information Service

Penguin Group (USA) offers course adoption assistance as near as your computer! Over the past years, The College Faculty Information Service has grown to cover an even wider range of fine titles from all of Penguin’s divisions — Viking/Penguin/Plume, Dutton/NAL and Putnam/Berkley — in a continuing effort to offer personalized service to professors and to supplement and enhance information provided by our college reps in the field. Join today!

How the program can help you

Through the Penguin Group (USA) College Faculty Information Service, you’ll receive advance notice of new and forthcoming books of interest to you. You can get answers regarding price and availability, tables of contents, and details of translations of particular titles. We’ll notify you of edition changes and steer you through our extensive inventory of backlist titles, which can be an especially invaluable aid in developing new courses. Because our program is not merely order-processing assistance but a personalized service designed to provide you with a supportive and noteworthy exchange of information, we welcome your opinions and your ideas about our titles. We value your suggestions because they help us acquire and publish the books that are most valuable to educators.

Many of your teaching colleagues have enjoyed participating in CFIS. Click here to see what they say about the benefits of the service.

How the Service works

Any college instructor who regularly adopts paperback books is invited to join the Penguin Group (USA) College Faculty Information Service. After you join, you will receive your first email or phone call to discuss appropriate books and free exam copies.

Feel free, of course, to make initial contact yourself. Thereafter, you’ll automatically receive all pertinent Penguin catalogs and will be contacted once a year (or more often, if you wish).

How can I join CFIS?

It’s easy. Simply click here and fill out the questionnaire. You will receive an introductory packet by mail containing material relevant to your particular field, and information that will facilitate your book requests. As A CFIS member, you can order five free examination copies every year for course consideration.


Look through the online academic catalogs or browse by subject matter and note the outstanding books that have made Penguin Group (USA) the first choice of educators. Then visit the online questionnaire. It’s the first step to a continuing service that will help you learn about and select the best possible books for your courses.


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