New and backlist AMS books and monographs to be available via and SpringerLink

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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is partnering with Springer to enable the electronic distribution of dozens of AMS’s books and monographs, including out-of-print legacy titles that will be made available through print-on-demand (POD) as well.

The collaboration with Springer will enable the Society to benefit from Springer’s innovative ePublishing technologies and long-term library relationships. Springer’s international sales and marketing teams will work to bring the AMS’s book publishing program to global institutional markets. The Society will continue to distribute print books directly and through its print distribution partner, the University of Chicago Press.
According to AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter, “The American Meteorological Society is committed to achieving the broadest possible dissemination of the important science published in our books. This agreement with Springer opens new avenues for that dissemination and therefore represents an important means to achieve our goals.”

Springer’s Senior Publishing Editor in Earth Science and Geography, Robert Doe, says “The AMS book program is internationally renowned, and many of their titles are classed as seminal. I am delighted that these quality books will now be available electronically for the very first time.”

The twelve titles available as eBooks immediately will grow to approximately fifty in 2013, and three to five frontlist titles will be added each year. The current collection includes key works on climate change and meteorological hazards including Lewis and Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals and Deadly Season: Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks aswell as instructional texts like Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist.

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society ( promotes the development and dissemination of information and education in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic science. The Society has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts.

Springer Science+Business Media ( is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Roughly 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals.

Contact: Keith Seitter, Executive Director, American Meteorological Society, 617-226-2425, [email protected].