As a reader or researcher how many times have you heard, “The book has been written on that”, only to find there is no access to it? Undertaking an authorized reprint is a way to benefit many, including the original author(s). Today, that book that has already been written, may have only had a handful of books published and none of them in public collections. For volunteer groups, this is also a way to begin working with publications that may not be as difficult or time consuming as producing original work.

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