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Getting Book Discounts

Springer runs book discount programs for certain user groups, including:
  • book authors and journal contributors
  • instructors
  • society members (depending on the contract between Springer and the society)
  • users of special Springer promotion campaigns.

Getting book discounts - for book authors 

Book authors are entitled to order Springer books — print and electronic versions — at a 33.33% discount. The quantity of books ordered must be in the normal range for private use.
At the end of the book production process book authors receive either
  • an e-mail that includes the personal Book Author SpringerToken¹ (together with instructions how to use it)
  • or an e-mail that includes their log in details for their personal MY SPRINGER account. You are registered as an author and will receive your discount automatically when ordering online through MY SPRINGER.
If you did not receive one of these e-mails for any reason, you can alternatively request the Book Author SpringerToken via the request form below. The time between submitting the request and receiving the token should generally not take longer than two working days.
¹) Book Author SpringerToken: Personal token that can be used by one person only. It is valid for a lifetime. Just enter it with your first book order, for any further online book orders your author discount will be applied automatically.

Ordering Books with a SpringerToken for Authors 

The SpringerToken is only needed for your first order! It is valid for a lifetime. For any further online orders you will automatically receive the author discount.
For online orders of Springer books (print and electronic versions) with your 33.33% author discount, please follow these steps.
  • 1. Search or browse our catalog on springer.com
  • 2. Add any title(s) of interest to your shopping cart by clicking the 'Add to your basket' icon. The shopping cart will appear in the top right-hand corner.
  • 3. After finalizing your selection, click 'To cart' to initiate the order process.
  • 4. If you haven't done so before, enter your Author SpringerToken into the respective entry field, which will appear at the bottom of the page. Then click 'Calculate discount'. The regular price will be crossed out and the discounted price displayed.
  • 5. Click the 'Continue' button.
  • 6. To finalize the purchase, please log in.
    • If you are a registered springer.com user, enter your user name and password and click 'Sign in'.
    • If you are not yet a springer.com user, please register first by clicking the 'Create new account' button. After registration, you will be able to complete your order.
  • 7. Please check (or add) your shipping and billing address and choose your payment method (credit card or invoice depending on your country). Then click 'Submit'.
  • 8. An order overview page will now open and show all the details of your order, including prices with your local VAT and shipping address. At the top of the right column, your maximum discount will be displayed.
  • 9. On this page you will find the Author SpringerToken entry field again. If you have entered the SpringerToken before, you do not need to enter it again!
    The Token is only needed for your first order! It is valid for a lifetime. For any further online orders you will automatically receive the author discount.
  • 10. Click 'Send order'. Your order will be processed and you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

Further Ordering Information 

• Payment Methods
You may choose between credit card or invoice (options might depend on the delivery country).
• Shipping Times
Shipping times are mentioned on each book's homepage on springer.com and on your specific order confirmation.
• Tax Charges
Tax is charged according to the delivery country. It is possible to enter a tax free code during the ordering process or on you springer.com user profile page (MY SPRINGER).

Further Information 

For further information about any aspect of publishing books with Springer, please consult our general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact our Author Helpdesk.

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