If your textbook adoption was received late or very near the start of class, then we have not yet received them.
If you chose a book that is out of print, or generally difficult to find, we are still searching, and will have them available as soon as possible.
If it is for the upcoming semester, which starts in six weeks, we are not yet ready to set those up. If it is getting closer than that, we are working to get books out as quickly as possible, and we may have five or six pallets of boxes to process. Give us a few days. Then check again.
We will alert you promptly and work with you to decide whether you wish to stay with the current edition, or move to the new one.
Yes, in a couple of ways. In placing your order after the due date, or close to the beginning of the term, fewer used copies are available to students, which means that they will have to purchase new. Also, at the time of buyback, if we have not received your adoptions, students cannot sell back books you may later choose to use for your course. As we buy for what is adopted, we leave students with books that could have been sold back to us, and us having to order to fill the need.
Desk copies are available through the publishers, please let us know if you need any contact information.