In 2006, Dr. West and Pacific Nanotechnology published Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy. For a few years, the book was a popular download available via a widely used website created by Dr. West called Afmuniversity. This website and Pacific Nanotechnology were later purchased by Agilent Technologies.
In 2009, Dr. West collaborated with Dr. Peter Eaton and Oxford University Press to update and expand the 2006 volume into a new book, Atomic Force Microscopy, published in 2010. Atomic Force Microscopy has become the leading introductory volume to the field and is available via Amazon.com and Oxford University Press.