SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Read More

SAE International Launches E-Books for Engineers on the Go

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 27, 2009 - Staying up-to-date on mobility engineering technology and knowledgeable on its history just became easier with the launch of e-books from SAE International. 

The SAE online bookstore now offers a variety of titles in electronic format, including new releases, best-sellers and out-of-print titles.  Customers can choose to order an entire book or a specific chapter.  All purchased content is archived in a personal, electronic library.

E-books are ideal for the engineering professional who needs to access information while traveling, or who benefits from having content from multiple resources saved in one, easily portable medium.

“SAE International is excited to offer today’s busy engineering professional a way to quickly receive content from our impressive collection of titles, and to build an electronic library that they can access at their convenience,” Thomas J. Drozda, Global Director of Products, Programs and Services, SAE International, said. 

To acquire an e-book, customers purchase a downloadable file from SAE International and the content is delivered to their personal computer or hand-held device, such as the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Apple iPhone.  The reading experience is dependent upon the device, but common functions include searching, highlighting, bookmarking and linking to outside sources.

E-books are available for purchase on SAE International’s newly redesigned online bookstore at  The site has been enhanced to promote easy browsing, categorizing titles by best-sellers, new releases, special offers and editor recommendations.  Titles also are grouped by appropriate audiences, including new engineers, experienced engineers, executives, researchers and students.

More information on e-books, including a video tutorial, can be found at 

To request media review copies of SAE International’s books, or to set up author interviews, please contact 

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.