Public Domain Reprints
Michigan Historical Reprints
Our initial reprint offerings through the Michigan Historical Reprints Series contain nearly 10,000 public domain titles digitized by the Library as part of its digital reformatting process. This process results in an electronic version of the full text that is freely available online in the Making of America (MOA) and Historical Mathematics collections. These same electronic files also are used to generate hardcover and softcover reprints. The books are printed on demand, and can be ordered in several ways:
- from within the MOA and Historical Math collections online
- through our Amazon store at http://www.publishing.umich.edu/publications/reprints/michigan-historical-reprint-series/ [softcovers only]
- directly from Amazon.com. Use the Advanced Search function and enter “University of Michigan Library” in the Publisher search box to see a list of all titles. [softcovers only]
Clicking the “order a softcover @ Amazon.com” button will take you directly to that book page on Amazon, where you may place your order. Clicking the “order a hardcover” button will open an order form and allow you to pay online with a credit card using the University’s secure Nel Net e-commerce system. The hardcover order information is transmitted to MPublishing staff for fulfillment.
If you prefer not to pay online, you may print out the completed order form and mail it with a check or money order (in USD from a US bank) made payable to The University of Michigan. Send to:
Attn: Book Sales
4190 Shapiro Library
919 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
Please be aware that not every title is available in both hardcover and softcover formats. If there is no button to order a hardcover, this means that title is not offered in hardcover format. If no “order” buttons or “buy a copy” links are present, it means the title is not available as a POD reprint.
We manage over 400,000 titles added to the print on demand stream from the HathiTrust digital repository via the Library’s agreement with BookSurge/Amazon. These are public domain titles owned by the University of Michigan, which are first sent to HP for processing, then on to Amazon.com. Available titles can be searched and browsed within HP’s BookPrep catalog at http://um.bookprep.com, or within the HathiTrust catalog. Once you’re viewing a particular title in HathiTrust, a “Buy a copy” link will appear on the left-hand side of the page if the book is available for purchase as a reprint.
Titles can also be searched directly on Amazon.com.
Please note that these are facsimile reproductions of the original books. Some books contain marginalia, underlining, library notes, or other marks on the pages. In some cases, scanning artifacts may be present such as black edges or slightly skewed pages. Previewing the book online in the HathiTrust, Making of America, or Historical Mathematics collection will allow you to see what the print book will look like, before you order.
For all public domain reprint titles, please note that these are facsimile reproductions of the original books. Some books contain marginalia, underlining, library notes, or other marks on the pages. In some cases, scanning artifacts may be present such as black edges or slightly skewed pages. All public domain reprints are fully viewable online, so previewing the book in the HathiTrust, BookPrep, Making of America, or Historical Mathematics collection will allow you to see what the print book will look like before you order.
University of Michigan Faculty Reprints
MPublishing recently launched a new service for current or former University of Michigan faculty to bring their out-of-print titles (to which they own the rights) back into circulation by making an electronic version openly accessible in HathiTrust and Deep Blue, the university’s institutional repository, and by making a softcover print version available on Amazon.com. To purchase titles, see our catalog of faculty reprints. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Print copies of selected in-copyright titles in the following series are also available:
- ACLS Humanities E-Book (online collection of more than 3,000 select titles in the humanities)
- ARKIVOC (Archive for Organic Chemistry)
- Global Publics (a series of the University of Michigan International Institute)
- Groves Monographs on Marriage and Family (edited book series based on the annual Groves Conference on Marriage and Family)
- Open Humanities Press (open access monograph series published in collaboration with MPublishing)
- SPO Scholarly Monograph Series (an interdisciplinary collection of original, open-access scholarly monographs and essays)
- Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Papyrology (contains 80 fully-refereed articles selected from papers delivered during the Congress convened in Ann Arbor from July 29th to August 4th, 2007)
Book stores and other vendors with a valid reseller ID number may place orders by emailing a purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing to (734) 763-6850. Please include the ISBN, title, quantity, binding type (if no ISBN), and shipping address on the purchase order. We will place the order with the printer, who will print and ship the books directly to the address you provide. We will then email or fax an invoice for the amount due, including shipping*. For titles published by MPublishing/University of Michigan Library, we offer a 25% discount off the retail price for hardcovers, and a 40% discount off the retail price for softcovers. (Discounts may differ for titles from other imprints, such as ACLS Humanities E-book.)
Because our books are printed on demand, we do not accept returns except in the case of a manufacturer’s defect.
*The University of Michigan does not accept foreign checks; international vendors will need to pay with a credit card at the time of ordering.
Since all of the books in our print-on-demand reprint series may also be read online for free, it is our policy not to send review/examination copies. Our reprints are generated from the same page scans you see online. The page scans are produced from the original print books in our collection.
If you are having trouble locating the full text of a title online, please email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Upon request, we will send a complimentary softcover desk copy to instructors who have assigned one of our titles as required reading in their course. Please provide the title of the book, the author, the ISBN, and the name of the course and the semester offered. This information can be faxed on official letterhead to (734) 763-6850, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the recipient’s name and shipping address.
Espresso Book Machine
For more information about ordering through our Espresso Book Machine, please visit the Espresso Book Machine page on the University Library’s website.