For immediate release | October 13, 2011

A variety of ways to access ALA Editions e-books

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, offers dozens of recent and popular titles in e-book formats through multiple vendors and content providers. ALA Editions eEditions contain the complete text of the print edition and are available in several different file types readable using a variety of software and devices.

Among the more than 75 titles currently available in e-book formats are “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Second Edition,” by Peggy Johnson, “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries,” edited by Sue Polanka, “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism,” by Michael Cart, and “Gadgets and Gizmos: Personal Electronics and the Library,” Library Technology Reports, April 2010 (46:3), by Jason Griffey. The current outlets include:

Libraries that already have relationships with these vendors can seamlessly integrate ALA Editions e-books into their circulating catalogs, and should ask their vendor representatives for more information about specific titles. ALA Editions will produce e-book versions of forthcoming titles as part of the standard publishing process.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or


Jill Davis