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Monday -- Friday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm (U.S. EST)

How to Reach Us or Place an Order

Bookstore and distributer representatives can submit orders in three ways: by phone, fax, or email.

Toll free phone: 800-477-4348, ext 1 (U.S. EST)
Orders/Returns/General Information: 304-293-6888 (U.S. EST)
Fax: 304-293-6658

General Information and Customer Service

Book Distributers

Director: ICPEDirector@mail.wvu.edu
Accounts Payable and Receivable: ICPE-Accounting@mail.wvu.edu
Customer Service: fitcustomerservice@mail.wvu.edu 
Editorial Services: fiteditors@mail.wvu.edu
Marketing and Acquisitions: fitmarketing@mail.wvu.edu

Information For:

  • Author Marketing Strategies

  • All materials included in your book must be your original work, or properly cited, with copyright permissions, where needed. Always cite the source of copyrighted information in full. Sources should be complete and accurate in citation as well as in references.

  • Lifecycle of a Manuscript

    Manuscript Publication

    Once submitted, a FiT project editor will usher your manuscript through the production process, as outlined below. It is a good idea to become familiar with each stage, as attention to detail will allow smooth transition and yield the best quality published work. Depending on the length and complexity of the material, the publishing process can take six to twelve months.

    Manuscript Review and Check-In

  • Manuscript Preparation & Development

    Manuscript Considerations

    Before you begin your book, consider the shelf life of your content. Avoid dating manuscript content with references to specific names and dates that may change before or soon after publication. Also consider the future. Is the subject written in a context that will be relevant years from now? Does the subject lend itself to future revisions or editions?

  • Electronic manuscript submissions are accepted via email, DropBox (a free file sharing site), or thumb drive. Each chapter of your manuscript should be a separate Word document file. All visual elements should be submitted in their original format, separately.

    The link below is a list of files that are expected in the format identified.

    /sites/default/files/submission_guidelines_file.pdf

    Manuscript Submission Checklist

  • Refer to Fit Copyright Guidelines below for fair use of our publications.

    To obtain copyright permission to use or reprint published material from FiT Publishing books, journals and electronic resources, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center.

    If you have any questions pertaining to copyrighted material, please contact us.

  • About FiT Publishing

    FiT Publishing is an international publisher of textbooks and scholarly research journals in the sport sciences, operating under the division of the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University.

  • Go Green and Save Green with an eBook

    We’re always looking for ways to provide practical solutions for students to save money on textbooks, and our eBooks are doing just that! Look for the eBook logo to save more than 40% on our most popular titles.

    There is no need for special electronic readers or gadgets with FiT eBooks. After purchasing your eBook from our website, all you need to get started is a computer and access to the Internet. Please note that FiT eBooks cannot be downloaded and no refunds will be given.

  • Course Adoption Program

    FiT Publishing provides examination copies of our textbooks to instructors for course adoption consideration. Simply find the book you would like to review and click the Exam Copy button on our website to complete your request. 

  • US Distributor

    National Book Network (NBN)
    15200 NBN Way
    Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
    Phone: 1-800-462-6420
    Fax (toll free): 1-800-338-4550
    Email: custserv@nbnbooks.com
    Website: http://nbnbooks.com

    International Orders

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