Availability of "Get It Right: A Guide to Strategic Quality Systems" by Ken Imler ISBN 9780873896689
Hello all,

I'm taking a graduate course in pharmaceutical Quality Systems and the professor assigned us the ASQ Press book "Get It Right: A Guide to Strategic Quality Systems" by Ken Imler. Unfortunately neither my school's library nor any of the students have been able to obtain a copy. I've reached out directly to ASQ Press, but have not heard back as yet.

Wondering if anyone knows if this book is still available? If anyone has it in e-book format, I'd be happy to purchase it from you. :)

Appreciate any info anyone can provide.

Sincerely,

-Carlos
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Trish Borzon
1123 Posts

Hi @Carlos Rivera - I didn't find it in our search and it doesn't appear to be for sale on Amazon either… I'm digging a bit deeper to see what I can find.

I'll let you know

Trish Borzon
1123 Posts

My wonderful co-workers @Gretchen Peterson and @Monica Rynders found this for us.

For anyone not sure if their library has it, I use https://www.worldcat.org/ to find books (looking up the ISBN is often more helpful than typing in the title).

I use this browser extension https://www.libraryextension.com/ to search my local library catalog whenever I look up a book on Amazon.

If your local library doesn't have it but other libraries do, it is possible they can submit an Interlibrary Loan request for you.


Thank you…DOnna

Hi @Carlos Rivera, if you have not yet done so, I would urge you to get in touch with the librarians at the college or university library associated with your coursework. This book may be available via subscription research databases (like through a ProQuest or EBSCOhost e-book database) and the librarians can advise you accordingly. They may also be able to help you get a copy through interlibrary loan services or advise if there are any consortiums that your library is part of that would allow you to borrow the book from another area college or university library.

I hope that this helps and that you are able to track down a copy of the book!

Gretchen Peterson

Thanks all. I had found the listings from the World Catalog and searched the subscription databases that my school (Stevens.edu) has access to (ProQuest, Ebesco, E-Book central) but none of them have the book any longer.

According to ASQ Press, “Unfortunately, this title was taken out of print in 2018 and the rights have reverted back to the author. ” As such, I'm assuming that library hosting services (the legal ones anyway!) also have to take the book off of their electronic shelves.

Even the used paperback copies on ebay seem to no longer be available!

Thank you all for the feedback and suggestions. :) I've alerted the Professor and she will be looking into a new book for the course.

Sincerely,

-Carlos

Long Island, NY

@Carlos Rivera I can only find one used copy online, so I agree that you should talk to the professor. I can't imagine that your classmates are having any luck.

Here is the link to the one copy I could find, at Books A Million: