Creating an Instructor Account for Sampling

Creating an Instructor Account at VitalSource is the first step to starting the sampling process. 

Publishers may also pre-approve your account for access so that you can get started with sampling right away. 

In order to access book sampling you must be able to provide verification of your instructor status. Please note, creating an instructor account does NOT automatically verify your account for instructor sampling. Your account will still need to be verified. Verification can take up to 10 business days.

Tip: Use your school/college/university email to set up your account in order to avoid delays in the verification process. 

How to sign up for a new instructor account

  1. Go to and click Create Account

  2. Enter your email and click Sign Up

  3. Fill out the registration screen in full. Be sure to check the button beside “I am an instructor or educator who finds, evaluates or adopts course materials.”

  4. Click on Create Account


    Once your account is created, you will be taken into your account and you can start searching for books.

    You'll also see a green banner at the top of the page confirming your account was created.


How to sign up for an instructor account if you have been Pre-Approved by a publisher for Instructor access

  1. If a publisher has pre-approved your email address to start sampling, you will receive a Pre-Approval message when you enter your email in the "Create Account" field.

  2. Click "Send My Link" to receive an email containing instructions on how to finish registering your account.

  3. Check your inbox for the email from VitalSource that contains instructions to complete your registration.

    If you don't receive this email, you may need to check your spam folder.



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