In January 2012, Project MUSE launched new e-book collections for libraries from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), with 17,000 titles from 66 university presses, including the University of Massachusetts Press. Scholars and students are now able to discover and search these books in an integrated environment with journal content currently on Project MUSE. Libraries purchasing these e-book collections will have perpetual access rights, with unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing of chapter-level PDFs.
Individuals can purchase more than 850 UMass Press titles as e-books through the Google eBooks program. These books are priced at least 20% lower than the lowest price of the printed edition (paperback or hardcover). The e-books can be purchased either through the Google e-bookstore or through the IndieBound website of independent booksellers.
For a brief overview of the Google eBooks program, see this video.