UNC Press books are available in the most popular e-book platforms.
UNC Press titles for which we have electronic rights are published simultaneously in print and digital formats. We have hundreds of e-book titles available for Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, the Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and many other popular e-book formats. And, UNC Press continues to expand its relationships with a growing number of e-book vendors serving academic and public libraries.
Please check the bookpages of the titles you are interested in to see if they are available as e-books, large print, or audio products. You'll see links on how to order from the bookpage.
You can access a full list of our available e-books here.
E-Books for IndividualsUNC Press is happy to partner with Aerbook, a multi-platform e-book reader that allows you to purchase e-books direct from our site. Just click on the View Inside and Share link on any of our book pages, and you'll be able to preview our titles, and purchase them direct via the Aerbook platform.
Aerbook provides all the functionality, delivers the e-book file directly to your device, and handles all the purchase and customer service details.
Here's a handy list of
Frequently Asked Questions about Aerbook.
UNC Press ebooks are also available for purchase from our digital partners listed below. Each vendor has its own pricing and delivery system. Please visit their sites for more information.
Amazon Kindle Store
Barnes & Noble Nook Bookstore
Google EBookstore (Google Play)
Enhanced E-BooksMany UNC Press E-books are available in Enhanced Editions -- and include additional content like video, audio, and additional material not found in the print edition. These may include color photos, primary documents and other source materials, and much more.
Feel free to browse a list of our available Enhanced E-Books here.
You'll also find video demos for many of these editions on their individual book pages.
E-TextbooksUNC Press has partnerships with several on-campus e-book vendors, supplying UNC Press textbooks in e-book formats for students. These vendors also offer e-textbook rental models, to make it easy for students to access our digital content economically, for shorter periods of time. For more information, visit:
Announcing a special offer on our most popular e-textbooks: UNC Press has lowered the e-book price on many of our most popular books for courses. Click here for more details.
E-Book Access via LibrariesDigital editions of UNC Press books are available to libraries and their patrons through a variety of wholesalers and distributors with varying platforms and programs. Libraries can purchase individual titles or subscribe to digital content packages from the vendors listed below. Check with your institution's library, or contact these vendors directly for additional information.
Alexander Street Press
EBSCO Publishing (formerly NetLibrary)
Project MUSE/UPCC Ebooks
North Carolina Scholarship Online (NCSO)
Digital Search and DiscoveryNearly every UNC Press book goes into the digital search and discovery channels of the vendors listed below. Please visit their sites for more information.
Amazon Search Inside the Book
Barnes & Noble Advanced Book Search
Google Books Advanced Book Search
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge
For UNC Press AuthorsIf you check WorldCat and find that your e-book is available in hundreds of libraries, please be aware that the purchase of a single copy by a consortia will be reflected by all of its member libraries, and in addition, libraries may indicate access to a book not yet purchased but available for purchase through special programs.
It may become possible to take advantage of e-book opportunities for older, out-of-print titles, as well as our more recent publications. To see if your book is available right now as an e-book, please check our website.
Whenever we have reasonably current contact information, the Press has attempted to reach authors of out-of-print titles in order to inform them of new programs and to update their original publishing agreements, where appropriate.
If you would like us to offer your book via our e-book vendors, such as Amazon Kindle, please contact us, and we will be glad to determine what may be possible for your title.
You can contact Vicky Wells, our Director of Contracts and Subsidiary Rights, at 919-962-0369, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.