FOR READERS

The Editor-in-Chief and editorial board are currently in the process of fully publishing Collection 1 for the ACM Books series. Collection 1 will consist of 25 individual titles from across the range of computer science topics. At the appropriate time, forthcoming titles will be announced on this ACM Books website and via other ACM and Morgan & Claypool channels.

Upon completion, individual titles will be published in the ACM Digital Library and made available for downloading by end users at institutions that have purchased Collection 1.

Individual book chapters and whole books are also available for downloading via the ACM Digital Library platform by ACM Professional and Student members who have purchased this option as part of their ACM membership renewal, for $29 and $10 respectively.

Non ACM members have the ability to purchase individual ACM Books titles via the Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Apple iBooks platforms after publication.

In addition, individuals have the option to purchase Print-On-Demand copies of every ACM Book title. More information about this option will be made available at the appropriate time.

Individual titles downloaded from the ACM Digital Library are readable on mobile devices and via the ACM Digital Library Mobile Application, which is now available in the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores.

Editorial Quality

ACM Books is managed by Editor-In–Chief Tamer Ӧzsu, of the University of Waterloo, and a world renowned editorial board of distinguished Area Editors, collectively representing many of the major areas within computer science. Over time, additional subject areas and Area Editors will be appointed to the Board to complete the Series' coverage of the field.

Area Editors are responsible for inviting members of the community to submit book publication proposals, evaluating invited and unsolicited proposals and manuscripts in their areas, managing and overseeing peer review, and making final publication recommendations to the Editor-In-Chief. For an up-to-date list of all current Area Editors, please click here.

Publication Formats

ACM Books are produced by Morgan & Claypool to high quality standards on timely schedules. Manuscripts are professionally edited and formatted using LaTeX and other modern formatters incorporating attractive series designs for interiors and covers. ACM Books are published in multiple digital formats, including downloadable pdfs and reflowable ebook formats. Volumes are also published in economical, attractive print form using cutting edge print-on-demand technology.

Discoverability

ACM Books are actively marketed to the computing community through multiple vehicles including advertising in ACM magazines, on dozens of ACM Web Sites targeting various segments of the computing community, and at a wide variety of ACM sponsored conferences. ACM Books receive personalized attention by leveraging the extensive and comprehensive ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) network of niche communities within the computing domain. Individual title publication is announced on appropriate ACM subscribed lists. The full text of ACM Books is available for indexing by major search engines to enhance discoverability, and MARC records are produced for inclusion in library catalogs.

ACM Books are offered as an additional purchase option for ACM’s more than 2,800 academic and corporate libraries worldwide that currently subscribe to the ACM Digital Library, as well as to the hundreds of academic, government, and corporate institutions interested in the computing domain. ACM Books is also offered to ACM’s 110,000+ individual members from over 100 countries around the world as an additional option to their annual membership dues and individual ACM Digital Library access charge.

Individual titles in print and digital form are made available for sale directly from Morgan & Claypool as well as through major global print and ebook retailers worldwide, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Access

The primary goal of the ACM Books series is to provide a broad distribution outlet for book authors in the computing community. Pricing the series so that it is affordable to ACM members and institutions around the world is a priority for ACM Books. ACM has a longstanding reputation for pricing its publications affordably, and this Series follows in that tradition. While individual titles in the series are available for purchase directly through Morgan & Claypool as well as the most popular online book retailers, such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and Apple iBooks, the most affordable way for individual readers in the computing community to get access to all of the books published in the series is through the heavily discounted ACM Membership pricing option ($29 annual price for professional members and $10 annual price for student members). Another option is to make a purchase recommendation to your institution. Bundled pricing for academic, government, and corporate institutions makes it possible for all individual users within their institutions to have free and unrestricted access to all titles published in the ACM Books series. To make such a recommendation, please contact your institution’s librarian or information manager.