A Busy Year


My primary job with SAS Press is to acquire new books. I do this by talking to customers about their use of SAS…whether it’s on the phone, via email or during conferences and trade shows. There are many SAS customers, and many people interested in writing about their experience.

Take a look at this list of books/topics we signed in 2009 (these are working titles):

  1. Business Analytics Using SAS, by Gert Laursen and Jesper Thorlund
  2. The Survival Guide to Cost and Profitability, by Tony Adkins and Peter Turney
  3. A Business Guide to Solvency II, by David Buckham, Jason Wahl, Stuart Rose and Subbu Munagala
  4. Quality Control in Manufacturing, by Bobby Hull
  5. Statistical Analysis for Business: Concepts and Practices Using JMP, by Will Terpening
  6. Juggling the Organizational Knowledge Flow, by Frank Leistner
  7. SAS Programming for Enterprise Guide Users, 2nd Edition, by Neil Constable
  8. SAS Functions by Example, 2nd Edition, by Ron Cody
  9. Decision Trees for Business Intelligence and Data Mining: Using SAS Enterprise Miner, 2nd Edition, by Barry deVille
  10. Creating Information Dashboards with SAS, by Chris Simien
  11. Teaching Elementary Statistics with JMP, by Chris Olsen
  12. Simply the Basics: The DOCUMENT Procedure, by Michael Tuchman
  13. Fundamental Issues in Business Forecasting, by Michael Gilliland
  14. An Introduction to Statistical Programming with SAS/IML and SAS/IML Studio, by Rick Wicklin
  15. Combating Fraud in the 21st Century, by Revathi Subramanian and TJ Horan
  16. Business Analyses with SAS, by Gerhard Svolba
  17. Data Quality for Analytics, by Gerhard Svolba
  18. The Graph Template Language and the Statistical Graphics Procedure, by Warren Kuhfeld

And that’s not all. Before the end of the year, we hope to sign three additional titles relating to retail and social networking, multiple comparisons, and telecommunications and its use of social network analysis. That will be 21 books for 2009!

To all of our existing authors, thank you for your new ideas. Your expertise is key to our success.

To our new authors, welcome to the SAS Press family and we look forward to a great journey with you.

And to those of you thinking of writing a book in 2010, send me a note. Let’s get started on another successful year for SAS Press.


About Author

Shelley Sessoms

Online Community Manager

Shelley Sessoms is an online community manager on the Digital Experience team at SAS. She also curates the SAS Learning Report newsletter and contributes to the SAS Users blog. During her 17 years at SAS, she has written numerous customer-facing communications, as well as helped close to 100 employees and customers become authors through the SAS Press program.

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