CLICK HERE to search for and order public domain print-on-demand titles.
We strive to fill print-on-demand orders within 2 business days. If for some reason this isn't possible, we'll let you know. Please note that print-on-demand titles are non-returnable.
"Public Domain" means, essentially, "out of
copyright." Current copyright law states that a book falls into the
public domain 70 years after the death of the author (in most cases).
of the public domain content we print on the book machine comes to us
courtesy of Google Books, though we can also print from other public
domain sources. If you find a book available for free download through Google books, it means it's in the public domain.
A NOTE ON FACSIMILE QUALITY
available public domain works were created by scanning the source
material. This means they will print exactly as you see them on the
screen -- handwriting, library markings, and the thumbs of hapless
scanning technicians included. We do not have the ability to fix any
such blemishes, so we encourage customers to preview the files before
ordering to confirm you find the overall quality of the scan acceptable.
Trim sizes of books printed from Google vary, as they are based on the size of the original volume.
the book machine can only print black-and-white interiors, any color
images within the book will print in black and white.
No matter what the cover looks like on the Google
page, all public domain books printed on the book machine print with a
standard template cover. We like it. It looks like this:
If you have any questions about a public domain
title you'd like to print, or want a second opinion on the quality of
the scans involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.