Publishing Formats

We are committed to the principle that our books should be available in whatever format our readers prefer. Most University of Massachusetts Press titles are offered in paperback editions, and many are now also available in digital editions.

Hardbound editions
If no paperback edition is available, then the hardbound edition is jacketed. But if a paperback edition is published simultaneously, then the hardbound edition is intended strictly for libraries and is unjacketed with the cover design printed on the binding.

Paperback editions
Some titles are released as “paperback originals” with no hardbound edition, some are released in paperback after initial publication in hardback, and some are released simultaneously in paperback and hardback editions. The paperbacks are printed either on traditional offset presses or using new digital technology. In either case, we make sure that high production values are maintained. We also invite our authors to be involved in the process of selecting cover art.

Digital editions (e-books)
Individuals: Recent titles are available in e-book editions from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and other e-book retailers. Over 800 backlist titles are also available as PDF editions from Google Play.

Libraries: University of Massachusetts Press titles are available to libraries as individual titles or in digital collections from Project MUSE, JSTOR, EBSCO, and ProQuest.