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biblionaut

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  1. Well...the books I'm interested in are by Frank Rudolph Young. I actually was in contact with Young back in about 1987, and he said, no, the copyrights belonged to the publisher. My interest, which I would call "hobby", didn't take me any further in pursuit at that time. Young would be about 106 now, and I wouldn't put it past him to still be alive. However, he hasn't left much of a trail as to how to locate him or his heirs. His books contain wonderful material, some of it definitely bordering on (or fully crossing into) the very strange. And most of his books were written in the 1960's-70's when he as in his late fifties-early sixties, and written primarily for people in their 40's and 50's. So not at all a contemporary style. Still, wonderful, actionable material, full of insights, highly prescriptive, and at least some parts very effective. I would like to see it preserved. Some of it is on Scribd, some in Google books. So there's hope.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it's an interesting challenge, too. The Simon & Schuster web sites don't seem to offer email addresses for contact, and the telephone options are all about ordering books. Probably have to try a bookstore affiliate first. And based on the amount of effort time this looks like it will take, I'm going to have to put this on slow march for now. There is some really good information in out-of-print books, which I would hate to see get lost, but, priorities, prlorities...plus they've been out of print for 40 years, so few more probably won't make much difference.
  3. @SlowRain. thanks, that's helpful, I'll look into that.
  4. Thanks for the input. Parker Publishing LLC is a newer company, unrelated. I googled around quite a bit for the "Parker Publishing Company Inc." as shown in the front matter of the books I'm thinking about for and so far it's all historical at best. I suspect they dissolved or were acquired, and it's going to take some deeper dives...
  5. Hi, I'm interested in learning how to obtain permission to re-publish out of print books. Don't know the first thing about it. In particular I'm looking for how to contact Parker Publishing Company Inc, which formerly had addresses in Englewood Cliffs NJ (1970's) and West Nyack, NY. Any guidance on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
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