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Old 06-27-2020, 11:29 AM   #21
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Yes, even the King James Bible you'd buy today is copyright due to the layout. Copyright free versions are either scans of older versions or reprints of Matthew Henry, or OCR. Because the actual text content is not copyright.

This is why reprints are often reset, perhaps have new illustrations etc and almost never simply facsimile reprints of an edition now in the public domain. Sadly it's also why they rarely put older works back into print (copyright or not) because the setup costs are about the same as new publication. So they rarely adopt POD except for high value academic/technical works. The big publishers are a little "broken" and actually giving away market to Amazon and some independents. The only "electronic" format that much interests them is Audio books because the entry barrier is higher for the self-published or small independent compared to eBooks and also because it's got over 20% growth (due to commuting, jogging, gyms, cycling). The cost for a Traditional Publisher isn't much different, with lower final publishing, storage and distribution costs than paper. Also they don't mind Amazon's Audible dominating it because regular bookshops traditionally didn't do audio books. It's great for partially sighted and blind as traditionally few titles were on disc, cassette and CD. They used to have special tape cartridges produced by the charities for the blind that were operated on a kind of library basis.
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