International Society of Automation News Release
ISA adds eBooks to its technical resources library
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (2 November 2011) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the availability of eBooks and initially had a soft launch during ISA Automation Week 2011, held 17–20 October 2011 in Mobile, Alabama, USA, where conference attendees had an opportunity to win Kindles loaded with ISA eBook titles. EBooks will be available for sale on www.isa.org, Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and several other eRetail stores.
“We are pleased to be launching eBooks and adding a new online format to our extensive automation library,” said Susan Colwell, manager, publications development at ISA. “The demand for this format has grown tremendously and offering eBooks is a must in today’s publishing environment.”
Three books have currently been published as eBooks: Sell More Through Effective Technical Presentations, 2nd Edition, by Paul Gruhn; MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System, by Bianca Scholten; and Control Loop Foundation - Batch and Continuous Processes, by Terrence Blevins and Mark Nixon.
“We had a humble goal of having one eBook title ready to go in time for ISA Automation Week 2011, but in fact, we ended up with three titles ready and three more just around the corner,” commented Eoin Ó Riain, ISA publications department vice president. “Launching eBooks is a major step for ISA. It demonstrates our enthusiastic commitment to offer our members and customers timely products at a lower price level, and to making our valuable resources more accessible to members throughout the world.”
Three more book titles are expected to be available before the end of the year. To view available eBooks, visit www.isa.org/ebooks.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).