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Orders, and Shipping
Is Wisdom Publications a safe shopping site?
Yes. When customers click on “place this order” in the shopping cart, an SSL encryption secured webpage provides customers with a secure shopping environment. Our vendor SSL certificate can be view by clicking on the “lock” icon in the shopping cart.
How is my payment processed?
All online payments are handled via Stripe. All payments for orders and account balances will be processed through our fulfillment warehouse, PSSC (Publishers Storage and Shipping Corporation). Credit card statements will indicate PSSC as the retail provider. Your credit card will not be charged until your order has shipped.
I have a problem with my order. How can I find out the status?
If you have a question or concern regarding an order for a Wisdom book, you may contact our fulfillment warehouse, PSSC, by phone at (800) 272-4050 ( direct 978-829-2555) or by e-mail at orders [at] pssc [dot] com. Please include your order number in your email. PSSC is open from 9am to 5pm EST Monday through Friday.
I ordered a book on your website, and got a message that it was out of stock. What does that mean?
If you placed an order for a book that is out of stock, your order will be held until new stock arrives. You will not be charged until the book ships. If you have further questions about that order, please email orders [at] pssc [dot] com for more information.
I am a bookseller or wholesaler outside the U.S. How do I purchase Wisdom books for resale?
International trade information can be found on this page by scrolling down to “trade & institutional ordering.”
How long will it take for my books to arrive?
All orders will be shipped from our distributor PSSC within two working days of receipt. Book rate takes up to three weeks across the U.S. and up to two months overseas. UPS and priority mail are faster. For overnight or 2-day rush orders, please call PSSC at (800) 272-4050 or direct (978-829-2555).
What is the Wisdom return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will be glad to provide a full refund or exchange for undamaged items within 30 days of receipt. Shipping costs are not refunded. Please send the return items with a copy of the invoice to:
46 Development Rd.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
I’m someone from the media who needs to reach an author for an interview, or otherwise speak to a publicist.
Our publicity department is happy to try to connect you with authors, pending their availability and schedules. Please submit your request by emailing our marketing department through our contact page, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
I need a review copy of one of your books.
If you need a book for publicity purposes (print, broadcast, or electronic media), please e-mail our Marketing Department through our contact page.
I would like to request a desk or examination copy.
If you are an instructor and are considering using a Wisdom book for a class, please send your request on letterhead by mail to Wisdom Publications attn. Marketing, 199 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144, or e-mail your request on letterhead to our Marketing Department at marketing[at]wisdompubs[dot]org. Please include the instructor’s name, contact information, class title, schedule (semester and year), and estimated enrollment. For hardcover copies, we require a $5 shipping fee. All requests are subject to approval.
I work for a foreign publisher, and I’m interested in reviewing some of your books for foreign rights.
All permissions and foreign rights requests must be made in writing. Please contact our foreign rights agent for your language. A list can be found by scrolling down on this page to “rights and permissions.” If your territory is not represented please fax your request on letterhead to (617) 776-7841, or e-mail our rights & permissions department through our contact page. For more information please see below under “rights and permissions”
Do you sell prints of artwork found in Wisdom titles?
We do not sell prints of the art that appears on our covers, bookmarks, or other materials. If there is a museum or other institution or listed in the art credit, you may try contacting them.
Are Wisdom books available in bookstores?
Yes, Wisdom Publications books are sold in bookstores throughout the world. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at your local bookstore, please ask them to special order it and to carry our titles.
Does Wisdom accept unsolicited manuscripts? What are your guidelines?
Yes, we occasionally accept unsolicited manuscripts on Buddhist topics for publication. Please visit our submission guidelines page for more information.
Customer Care & Ordering
Free shipping is available to orders within the United States over $35. Select USPS Media Mail to take advantage of this offer. To download our latest catalog (PDF), click here. To request a print catalog, please email our marketing department through the contact form above with your name, company, and mailing address.
how to order
- onlineYou can click the “buy” button by any book on this website to see the product page, and then click add to cart” to purchase it. Click on the cart ICON in the top right-hand corner at any time to view your cart.
- by phoneToll-free: (800-272-4050)Local: (978-829-2555)
- By fax(978-348-1233)
- by mailWisdom Publications
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- paymentVisa/Mastercard, Money Order, or Personal Check
DELIVERY TIMES & SHIPPING COSTS
Orders are generally processed within one business day of receipt. Shipping time depends on destination and method chosen.
- U.S.Media mail (3-12 business days) is the least expensive shipping method. Actual cost is calculated at the time of order and is based on weight and destination. Free shipping (media mail) is available on orders totaling $35 or more. US Priority Mail (expected delivery: 3—5 business days) $5.75 + $2.25 per item.
- CanadaAirmail to Canada (expected delivery: 5—14 business days) will be calculated automatically.
- InternationalOur shopping cart will provide you with the best current shipping rates to your selected destination.
- Other OptionsFor other options such as express mail, please call (800) 272-4050 (toll free U.S.), or (978) 829-2555 or order online. Cost of shipping for online orders placed through the Wisdom website will be calculated based on shipping method chosen.
Trade & Institutional Ordering
Thank you for your interest in Wisdom Publications! We pride ourselves on creating and delivering books of the finest quality.
- In January 2014 Wisdom partnered with Simon and Schuster for our distribution. Read the full Vendor of Record letter here.
- To request a print catalog, please email our marketing department through the contact form above with your name, company, and mailing address.
U.S. Trade Orders
Wisdom’s titles are distributed to the book trade by Simon and Schuster. For ordering information, visit Simon and Schuster’s website or use the information below.
Wisdom’s titles are available through all major wholesalers. For orders direct from Simon and Schuster, and for more information, use the contact information below.
EDI: SS SAN 2002442
Pubnet: SS SAN 2566044
Email: purchaseorders [at] simonandschuster [dot] com
Mail: S&S, Order Processing Department, 100 Front Street, Riverside, NJ 08075
Phone: 1-800-223-2336 (8:30 – 6PM M-F EST)
Simon & Schuster
4406 Industrial Park Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Canadian Trade Orders
Please note that all Canadian prices are subject to change and should be checked with the Canadian distributor, Simon and Schuster Canada
PubNet Canada/Booknet: SAN 1154788
Email: canadian.orders @ simonandschuster [dot] com
Simon and Schuster Canada
Georgetown Terminal Warehouse
34 Armstrong Ave
Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4R9
International Trade Orders
Publishers Group UK
63-66 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8LE
Phone: 020 405 1105
Fax: 020 242 3725
Email: info [at] pguk [dot] co [dot] uk
PO Box 574
Newtown NSW 2042
Tel: 02 9519 8826
Fax: 02 9519 8827
Email: books [at] windhorse [dot] com.au
Export Markets (including Latin America, continental Europe, and Asia)
Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020 USA
For a complete list of international sales representatives, click here.
Other Inquiries and Special Accounts
199 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144 USA
Email: please use the contact form above.
Desk & Exam Copies
Wisdom Publications offers desk and exam copies to educators who have adopted or are considering adopting a Wisdom title for a course. All requests are subject to approval. Desk and examination copies of paperback titles will be fulfilled free of charge; hardcover titles require a $5.00 processing fee. Allow approximately 3-4 weeks for standard delivery. Books will be sent to school addresses only. Rush requests will be considered only if the added shipping charges are prepaid. If you need further information, please email the marketing department through the contact form above.
How to Request Desk or Exam Copies
Please include the instructor’s name, contact information, class title, schedule (semester and year), and estimated enrollment. Please also make your request on school letterhead.
- By Mail
199 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
- By Email (attach PDF of request on school letterhead)
marketing [at] wisdompubs [dot] org
- By Mail
Review & Publicity Inquiries
To request a review copy or to inquire about the availability of an author, please email our marketing department through the contact form above.
Rights & Permissions
Wisdom Publications titles have broad appeal throughout the world, and we are pleased to discuss your interest in acquiring subsidiary rights or using material from our titles in your endeavors.
- For information on acquiring the foreign-language rights to one of our titles, please see Foreign Rights.
- For information on other uses, please email the marketing department through the contact form above.
To request permission to reprint excerpts, please email the marketing department through the contact form above.
Please be sure to include as much of the following information as is relevant in your request:
• the title and author of the book to be excerpted
• the ISBN-13
• the specific material you would like to reprint (including page numbers)
• the name and address of the publisher that will be reprinting the material
• title, format, and expected first print run of the book in which the material will be used
• territory in which the publisher plans to sell the book
Fair use law allows small passages of books to be reprinted, with proper citation, in the service of public discourse. If your request is not poetry and it amounts to less than 250 words, chances are it falls under “fair use.” If you aren’t sure, feel free to email the marketing department through the contact form above.
A permission acknowledgment accompany all photocopies and excerpts of Wisdom material. Please use the following format when crediting Wisdom’s permission to reprint:
“© [Publication year] [Copyright holder], [Title]. Reprinted by arrangement with Wisdom Publications, Inc., wisdompubs.org.”
For information on obtaining translation rights for Wisdom books, contact the appropriate agent listed below. For languages not found below, please email our foreign rights department through the contact form above or write to:
Rights Department, Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144.
BULGARIAN/Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Albania
ANA Sofia Ltd.
Jk Yavorov, bl. 56-B, 1st Fl.
1111 Sofia, Bulgaria
Email: anna [at] anas-bg [dot] com
Ms. Mei Yao
Chinese Connection Agency
67 Banksville Road
Armonk, NY 10504 USA
Phone: (914) 765-0296
Fax: (914) 765-0297
Email: yaollc [at] optonline [dot] net
CZECH AND SLOVAK
Ms. Kristin Olson
Kristin Olson Literary Agency
110 00 Praha 1, Czech Repubic
Phone: 420 (222) 582 042
Fax: 420 (222) 582 048
kristin.olson [at] litag [dot] cz
Wampe de Veer
Blackbird Literary Agency
Pieter de Hooghlaan 27
3741 RL Baarn, The Netherlands
Email: b [dot] lit [dot] agency [at] gmail [dot] comFRENCH
Agence Eliane Benisti
80 Rue des Saints Peres
75007 Paris, France
Phone: 33 (1) 42-22-85-33
Fax: 33 (1) 45-44-18-17
Email: benedicte [at] elianebenisti [dot] com
Mr. Christian Dittus
Paul & Peter Fritz AG Literary Agency
CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41-44-388 4142
Fax: +41-44-388 4130
Email: cdittus [at] fritzagency [dot] com
Ms. Efrat Lev
The Deborah Harris Agency
9 Yael Street
Jerusalem 93502, Israel
Email: efrat [at] thedeborahharrisagency [dot] com
Mr. Peter Bolza
Katai & Bolza Literary Agents
Benczur u. 11., Hungary
Phone: (36-1) 456-0313
Phone/Fax: (36-1) 456-0314
Email: peter [at] kataibolza [dot] hu
Anatolia Lit Agency
Caferaga Mah, Gunesli Bahce Sok
No, 48 D:4
34710 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Email: dogan [at] anatolialit [dot] com
Ms. Agnese Incisa
Agnese Incisa Agenzia Letteraria
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 19
10124 Torino, Italy
Email: agnese [at] agneseincisa [dot] it
Eriko Takeuchi (Ms.)
Japan UNI Agency Inc.,
1-27 Kanda Jinbo-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan
Email: eriko.takeuchi [at] japanuni [dot] co [dot] jp
Mr. Henry Shin
Eric Yang Agency
3F, e. B/D, 54-7 Banpo-Dong
Seoul 137-803, Korea
Email: henryshin [at] eyagency [dot] com
Book/lab Literary Agency
aleksandra [at] literatura [dot] com [dot] pl
piotr [at] literatura [dot] com [dot] pl
ul. Kurhan 18/8;
Simona Kessler Int’l Copyright Agency Ltd.
Str. Banul Antonache 37
011663 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: (004021) 316-48-06
Fax: (004021) 316-47-94
Email: simona [at] kessler-agency [dot] ro
Mr. Alexander Korzhenevski
Alexander Korzhenevski Agency
7th Parkovaya 28-100
Moscow 105264, Russia
Phone/Fax: 7 (095) 164-7810
Email: alex.akagency [at] gmail [dot] com
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
Ms. Elizabeth Atkins
A.C.E.R. Agencia Literaria
Amor de Dios 1
28014 Madrid, Spain
Email: eatkins [at] acerliteraria [dot] com
THAI, INDONESIAN, VIETNAMESE
Tuttle-Mori Agency Co., Ltd.
6th FL., Siam Inter Comics Bldg.
459 Soi Piboon-Oppathum (Ladprao 48)
Samsen nok, Huay Kwang
Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Phone: (662) 694-3026
Mobile: (666) 310-8199, (666) 310-8299
Fax: (662) 694-3027
Email: poom [at] tuttlemori [dot] co [dot] th
Email: supanya [at] tuttlemori [dot] co [dot] th
Email: thananchai [at] tuttlemori [dot] co [dot] th
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
General Submission Guidelines
Wisdom Publications accepts unsolicited submissions from authors and agents but only on topics directly related to Buddhism. Authors should have relevant professional, academic, or Dharma-teaching credentials.
To submit your manuscript, please download, complete, and return the Submission Questionnaire. Send it to the email address included in the questionnaire. (You cannot fill this out online; you must download it first.)
If you make your submission via post, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.
Wisdom Publications use the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, as its house style guide and the American Heritage Dictionary for default spellings. Our preferred formatting and many style issues particular to Buddhist publishing are addressed in our Style Guide for Works on Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.
Special Series Submissions
- Information on submitting to Wisdom’s Academic series can be found on our Academic Series information page.