AU Press Bookstore FAQs
Where are you located?
We are located at 155 N. Twining Street, Bldg. 693, Room 118, Maxwell AFB AL 36112.
Do I have to be at Maxwell to receive the free books?
Our publications are also available to everyone at no cost in PDF format and you can download them to your electronic devices. If you are eligible, you may order online 24/7 and we will ship up to 5 books at no cost to you. Shipping is fourth class, taking four to six weeks. APO delivery will take up to eight weeks. You will need to place your order from a “.mil” domain or a “.gov” domain.
Am I eligible for free books?
Active and retired military members and DOD civilians are eligible for free AUPress publications. Others may purchase books at the prices shown in the catalog or on the website.
How do I purchase these books?
Complete this form and E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your credit card information available.
The book I want does not have a price.
Books that are not priced are available as PDFs for on-line download only.
How can I order more than one of the same title?
Complete this form and E-mail it to email@example.com.
I want to order more than 5 books.
Send orders for more than 5 books to firstname.lastname@example.org. These orders must be accompanied with justification and will be shipped once approved.
What is the status of my book order?
Make sure that your order has not been delivered. After three to four weeks have passed, e-mail email@example.com or call 334-953-2773.
I want to order a book published by Air University.
Not every book that has Air University on it was published by Air University Press. Our bookstore only carries books published by AUPress. Occasionally, organizations donate books to the AUPress bookstore. These are made available at no cost, but when they are gone, they are gone.
Can you send me 15 copies of the Little Brown Book?
It is not our publication. AFI 36-2618, Enlisted Force Structure (AKA the “Little Brown Book”), can be downloaded from http://www.e-publishing.af.mil.
Can you send me a copy of the Tongue and Quill?
The Tongue and Quill is not an AUPress publication and is no longer available in hard copy. You can access it online: http://www.e-publishing.af.mil.
Can you send me copies of The Commander and the Law?
The Military Commander and the Law is not an AUPress publication. It is available from the Judge Advocate General School at http://milcom.jag.af.mil.
Can I order Air Force doctrine documents (AFDD).
These are not published by AUPress. Find PDFs from the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education at http://www.au.af.mil/au/lemay/main.htm.
I would like to publish with AUPRESS.
Please refer to AU-1, Air University Style and Author Guide, page 205, on our Web site at http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/digital/pdf/book/au-1.pdf. The “Air University Press Author Guide” begins on page 199 and contains information about the AUPress publication process.
I have a comic book I’d like published, can you do it?
We do not publish comic books. Please see “Air University Press Author Guide” for the topics that we seek.
I have a cookbook that has recipes from military wives. Can you publish it?
We do not publish cookbooks. Please refer to the Air University Style and Author Guide for the type topics we seek.
I am not in the Air Force, but I have a manuscript I’d like to submit. Would it be considered?
Can you publish my paper even though it has been published before?
Under certain guidelines; please contact the Air University Press at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are all your authors in the military?
No. Knowledgeable civilian authors may submit their manuscripts for consideration. The manuscripts will receive Publications Review Board examination, and if accepted for printing, will receive all of AU Press’s publishing services.
Do all your authors attend school at Maxwell?
How do I submit a manuscript?
Please see “Air University Press Author Guide”.
How do I submit an article?
Please contact the Air Force Research Institute, at http://www.au.af.mil/mailer/index.asp?afri-researchers.
I am an AUPress author. How many copies of my book may I have?
Our authors receive approximately 25 copies for their personal use at the time their books are printed. Larger requested quantities will be at the author’s expense.
Why don’t you have the CSAF reading list books?
Dr. Dan Mortensen, Dean, Air Force Research Institute, heads up this program at Maxwell AFB. Distribution of these books is determined through the CSAF program out of Washington DC. Because of critical budget issues, the CSAF will not fund any books this year, even though he released his new list a couple of weeks ago. You can either borrow from the base libraries or purchase the books with your funds.
I’m getting ready to enroll in ACSC or AWC. Can you send me the course books?
You will need to contact ACSC/AWC about course books. We do not have a list of either school’s book list.
I lost my course books during my last move. I remember getting most of them from you. Can you send them to me again?
Please contact the school for the books. We do not supply course books. If any AUPress books are on their lists, you can order them from the Bookstore (See “Orders” above). Because of Critical budget issues we are not shipping any books out until further notice.
Do you have the books I will need for PME?
Please contact the schools. If any of the books are published by us, you may contact us (http://aupress.au.af.mil).
I would like to obtain Strategic Studies Quarterly.
Please visit the Strategic Studies Quarterly online for subscriptions, http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/ssq.
I would like to obtain the Air & Space Power Journal.
Please visit the Air & Space Power Journal for subscriptions, http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil.