chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.
August 17, 2023 Last Updated



What is the difference between an e-book and a PDF?

ABA e-books use the EPUB (.epub) file format for an e-book reader application or a dedicated e-book reader device. E-book readers allow for text to be adjusted to make reading on a screen easier. By contrast, PDF (.pdf) files tend to maintain strict "print-like" layouts that can be read on screen or printed. PDF files are not re-flowable; their text size cannot be adjusted for display on various devices.

Can I print an e-book?

E-books are designed to be read on a screen. While e-books can be printed, it is generally not recommended. A small number of ABA e-books may restrict printing through Digital Rights Management (DRM).

Why won't my e-book open?

ABA e-books use an EPUB format. While EPUB is a widely supported file format, some applications and devices do not support that file format. Try downloading another format option (if available) or using a different device to access your e-book.

CLE Credit

Will I get CLE Credit for my meeting or event?

Review the meeting and/or events website for CLE accreditation information. State-by-state information on accreditation is available. The ABA requests CLE credit for many of its in-person meetings, webinars, virtual events, and on-demand products. States typically decide on CLE qualification 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

Write or Speak for the ABA

How do I write for the ABA, participate as a speaker in an ABA CLE program, or submit a topic or program for consideration?

If you are interested in becoming an author or if you have a topic that would make a great ABA book, contact ABA Publishing to learn more, or download the Author Guidelines and the Author Proposal Form. Contact ABA CLE with CLE topic and speaker recommendations.