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is a publisher that offers for reprint rare, out of print
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and out of copyright
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books originally issued by other publishers. They are located in Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. The population was 5,032 at the 2000 census. It is home to a ski resort on Big Mountain called Whitefish Mountain Resort. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer hails from Whitefish....
The original dates of publication of the titles are usually prior to ca. 1900, which represents the most recent years for which books may be presumed to be out of copyright in the U.S.
Kessinger is using scanned texts created by Google Books, filing for International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering code created by Gordon Foster, Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H...
s (ISBNs) for the scanned books, and offering to produce print on demand
Print on demand , sometimes called, in error, publish on demand, is a printing technology and business process in which new copies of a book are not printed until an order has been received...
versions of them.
They offered 190,175 titles for sale in 2009. Scholars have questioned their practice of assigning new copyright dates for works that may be legitimately, and permanently, in the public domain, saying this limits their ability to search scanned public domain documents.