Amazon.com and University of Michigan Partnering In Reprint Agreement

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The University of Michigan (U of M) and Amazon.com is partnering on making books no longer in copyright available for purchase as reprints.  The agreement was made between U of M and Amazon.com subsidiary BookSurge.

The original books are contained within the U of M Library.  “This agreement means that titles that have been generally unavailable for a century or more will be able to go back into print, one copy at a time,” stated U of M librarian and dean of libraries Paul N. Courant.

The reprint program includes books that have been digitized by the U of M book scanning partnership with Google.  Over 400,000 books across 200 languages have been scanned so far.  U of M will be setting the prices of the reprints and the university will be sharing revenue with BookSurge.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Amazon.com and University of Michigan Partnering In Reprint Agreement Comments

  1. Marilyn Sollars says:

    I am extremely interested in purchasing the nursing book by Florence Nightingale, “Notes on Nursing”. Please tell me how to go about getting this book.

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