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Books remain an important element of the project management world, providing an ongoing means for sharing information and knowledge about program and project management (P/PM).  Publishers of P/PM books provide a vitally important service for the P/PM profession.  Working with the world’s leading publishers of P/PM books, we will provide access to their catalogues and P/PM websites, announcements of new titles and other information.  We will also welcome new book information from book authors worldwide.  Access to book reviews will be available.  PM World Library members will soon offer access to P/PM eBooks. Check the category of interest below for more information.

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P/PM Book Publishers
Access to major publishers of books related to managing programs and projects.  Books are critical to the project management profession.  Support these publishers, visit their websites, read their books.  To learn more about publishers of P/PM books, click here.

P/PM Book Authors
Access to authors of project management books who we are familiar with.  Many are authors of articles and papers included in the PM World Library, so their profiles are readily available.  Support these authors, read their bios, purchase their books.  For more, click here.

Book Reviews
Many book reviews have been published in the PM World Journal over the years and are now included in the PM World Library.  Those reviews are currently available in the PM World Collection.  We will soon also provide a more usable collection of book reviews.

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Free Project Management eBooks
Access to project management eBooks on the web, by various authors, organizations and publishers around the world.  Access provided here as a service to library members.

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Access to summaries of 2,800+ business books published over the last 30 years, including best sellers by such authors as Dale Carnegie, Stephen R. Covey, Edward De Bono, Peter F. Drucker, Jack Ferraro, Malcom Gladwell, Seth Godin, Walter Isaacson, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Sarah Kaplan, John P. Kotter, Maribeth Kuzneski, John C. Maxwell, Henry Mintzberg, Mark A Murphy, John Naisbitt, Tom Peters, Michael E. Porter, Brian Tracy and many others. To see list of authors and books, click here.

17 Project Management Book Summaries
Summaries of 17 project management books, including Communication Skills for Project Management; Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers; HBR Guide to Project Management; Project Management Leadership; Project Management for Dummies; Strategic Project Management plus 11 more.  The book summaries are professionally produced, discuss highlights and main points of each book, and can save readers hundreds of dollars and hours needed to purchase and read individual books. To access these book summaries, click here.

18 Project Management Books
Access to full text of 18 project management books published between 1999 and 2009, including AMA Handbook of Project Management, Agile Project Management, Effective IT Project Management, Fundamentals of Project Management, Identifying and Managing Project Risk, Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management, Practical Techniques for Effective Project Investment Appraisal, Strategy Implementation Through Project Management, Survival Guide for Project Managers, and 9 more. To access the books, full text, all chapters, click here.

27 Change Management Books & Book Summaries
Summaries of 18 change management books, including The Six Sigma Way, Change Intelligence, Leading Change, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, The Balanced Scorecard plus 13 more.  Full text of 9 change management books, including Lost in Transition, Organizational Jazz, Designing Dynamic Organizations, Corporate Resiliency plus 5 more.  Many projects are to implement organizational changes, and many project management professionals deal with organizational changes during their careers. These resources deal with both organizational and individual issues. To access these books and book summaries, click here.

31 Books for Young Professionals and New Managers
The Bloomsbury Business Library is a set of 31 books published in London between 2004 and 2007 for young professionals and new managers in traditional organizations to help deal with common career issues.  Titles include: Manage Your Time, Negotiate Successfully, Tackle Office Nightmares, Get Yourself Promoted, Balance Your Life & Work, Succeed as a New Manager, Manage Meetings Positively, Give Great Presentations, Survive Office Politics, Network with Confidence, Manage Teams Successfully, plus  20 more. To access the books, all chapters, full text, click here.

50+ Books from Harvard Business School Publishing
Summaries of business books published by America's most respected business school, including HBR's 20-Minute Manager series, 10 HBR Guides, 11 HBR Must Reads, plus 24 more best selling management books. Includes 20 Minute Manager: Managing Projects, HBR Guide to Project Management, and Project Management for Profit. Very substantial resources!  To access the book summaries, click here.

57 Books on Leadership
Access to full text of 57 books about or related to leadership in business, management and life, including: Transnational Leadership Development; Leading Leaders; Return on Experience: Learning Leadership at Work; Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring; Leadership Wisdom; Leadership Coaching; Leadership Networking; Secrets of Special Ops Leadership; Filling the Leadership Pipeline; Leadership for Leaders; Leading Leaders and many more.  To access the books, full text, all chapters, click here.

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More resources and information will be added here soon, so please check back.