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Raquel Grossman

São Paulo, Brazil

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Jun 29, 2010
 
I am looking for a publisher specializes in old and rare books called Kessinger Publishing and it is located in Kila. The website does not inform the contact, the e-mail does not work. If someone knows a phone number or a contact there pls send me a note. Thanks
Bob

Bowling Green, KY

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Jul 1, 2010
 
Raquel Grossman wrote:
I am looking for a publisher specializes in old and rare books called Kessinger Publishing and it is located in Kila. The website does not inform the contact, the e-mail does not work. If someone knows a phone number or a contact there pls send me a note. Thanks
I know they are in Whitefish Montana. The Montana Secretary of State's office should have more info.
Tess1910

Calgary, Canada

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Jan 11, 2011
 
Bob wrote:
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I know they are in Whitefish Montana. The Montana Secretary of State's office should have more info.
I have been trying as well to contact them and the Whitefish telephone number is no longer connected. According to "Directory Assistance" there is no record of them anywhere in Montana. I have not tried the Montana Secretary of State. I will try that as I am getting very frustrated searching for reprints of books written by particular authors and re published by Kessinger. They have a website but no contact info, only a "search box" which when redirects to Amazon.com and yes books are available. This seems quite bizarre that I am unable to order directly from Kessinger. Thoughts or help would be very welcome.
Runcible

Boston, MA

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May 26, 2011
 
Who are these creeps? They have republished a book of my grandmother's poems without any permission beyond their own theft of the work.
Carol

Riverview, FL

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Nov 26, 2011
 
Runcible wrote:
Who are these creeps? They have republished a book of my grandmother's poems without any permission beyond their own theft of the work.
They have done the same with my great great grandfather's diaries and I too would like to contact them but have hit the same brick walls that others have.
Brendan

Haikou, China

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Jan 17, 2012
 
Greetings
I too have purchased a copy of a reprint from Kessinger Publishing from 1919. If what you are saying means they are printing material where the copywrite has possibly expired what does this equate to in regards to legality?
Charles

Freedom, ME

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#7
Feb 2, 2012
 
Here's the message I tried to get past the Kessinger stone wall:

Concerning: Erich von Kahler, "Das Geschlecht Habsburg" (1919):
I was pleased to secure a copy of this work, thanks to your reprint series.
Your disclaimer of possible "imperfections" in the original text should also apply to haste on the part of your staff: a publisher's request form, sent with this review copy, was left in the book during scanning and masks all but a narrow vertical strip of text on page 111. Sloppy work.

Looks like part of a pattern!
Larry Hulse

Manchester, WA

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#8
Apr 11, 2012
 
My older brother is the heir to all of Gordon Merrick's works. Looks like Kessinger published one of Mr. Merrick's best sellers without any permission.
Yes, Charles, there is pattern here. I will be poking around very seriously from now on.
Michele H

Chico, CA

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#9
Apr 17, 2012
 
Wow, same story here. Kessinger is selling my grandmothers book(s) for $30 how can they do this? My mother should have been asked if this was ok. Has anyone learned anymore about this?
Thor Anderson

Toccoa, GA

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May 8, 2012
 
Greetings:

Perhaps we should all band together here and do something about this.

I have access to creating a forum on TheLivingMoon.com and we can get together in a protected environment and sort this out.

Many, many of my father's (Wing Anderson) books are there now and quite frankly, this appears to be COPYFRAUD.

If anyone is interested, contact me and we'll go forward on the site.

The more I think about this, the more irritated I get.

I'm off to gather information and I will launch that forum with enough info in hand.

All you peeps: Runcible, Carol, Larry, Michele - let's do it!

I'm willing to bet that we can find many more peeps that got trashed here.

No wonder they do not publish a phone number.

Peace Love Light
Thor Anderson

Liberty & Equality or Revolution
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Anne Renfrew

Hexham, UK

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Jun 6, 2012
 
I was trying to contact kessinger publications to complain about a reprint of an old book on Gregorian Chant by Dominic Johner as there are four pages missing in the middle of it, replaced by multiple copies of other pages, but I too have hit a brick wall as the e-mail bounced.
Thor Anderson

Alto, GA

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Jul 18, 2012
 
UPDATE
new email:
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Peace Love Light
Thor Anderson
Liberty & Equality or Revolution
PS Enjoy:
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Thor Anderson

Clarkesville, GA

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Dec 29, 2012
 
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Thor Anderson wrote:
UPDATE
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Peace Love Light
Thor Anderson
Liberty & Equality or Revolution
PS Enjoy:
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"NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
Hugh Mitford

Nice, France

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Jan 11, 2013
 
Hello Thor, greetings from France.
Much agree with you and others. You'll note many of my great uncle's (BERTRAM MITFORD) books have been published and offered for sale to the public, with no permission from the family, myself.
Hugh Mitford
Thor Anderson

Clarkesville, GA

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Jan 11, 2013
 
Hello Hugh - greetings from Rabun County, GA.

So, what do you want to do?

It seems that these peeps are skating on thin ice, even though it may be 'almost' legal.

If anyone else is interested, I'll start a topic on TLM and have at it.

Peace Love Light
Thor
Hugh Mitford

Nice, France

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Jan 11, 2013
 
Thor Anderson wrote:
Hello Hugh - greetings from Rabun County, GA.
So, what do you want to do?
It seems that these peeps are skating on thin ice, even though it may be 'almost' legal.
If anyone else is interested, I'll start a topic on TLM and have at it.
Peace Love Light
Thor
Also, Barnes & Noble, a major, stock exchange listed company is publishing, marketing and selling 43 of Bertram Mitford's books! Just like that. My family's inheritance and heritage taken by a major company and sold for their benefit. Hugh
Jen

Pflugerville, TX

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#19
Mar 2, 2013
 
Yeah, I am ready to take some kind of action now.. I have been growing increasingly irritated over the fact that Kessinger has been systematically removing all of the publications that Google digitized for the public domain, and copyrighting them for the sole purpose of making a profit. I can't count how many books I used to have free access to, thanks to Google, that I am now being forced to purchase from Kessinger. This is NOT OK, people need to know this is happening, awareness must be brought to this situation.. the first thing I have thought of is to start posting links to articles and blogs discussing this copy fraud issue in all of the Customer Review sections on Amazon for the books they offer. Anyone have any thoughts?
Thor Anderson

Maysville, GA

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Mar 3, 2013
 
Hello all:

It seems that there are 3 of us to begin this adventure in publishing:

Thor Anderson (E. Wing Anderson, father)
Hugh Mitford (Bertram Mitford, great incle
Jen - unknown.

Talk is cheap, seriously.

If anyone else is interested, I'll start a topic on TLM and have at it.

thorfourwinds@thelivingmoon.co m

Peace Love Light
Thor

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Jen

Pflugerville, TX

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#21
Mar 3, 2013
 
"Talk is cheap, seriously."
I totally agree, which is why I am actively working on ways to get some visibility on this. Feel free to set up a discussion topic on your site, but be aware that if you Google "kessinger publishing copyfraud," this particular thread is a hit on the first page of searches (and on the second page if copy and fraud are separate words), so it might be a good idea to keep this forum live as well. I am in the process of sending messages concerning this issue to Google via their contact forms, and I will be posting on other blogs I find regarding this as well. It looks like Google effectively shut down all discussions on Googlebooks last year, which is really unfortunate, but the discussion pages specifically involving Kessinger's copy fraud are still accessible.
Bill of Evergreen Colo

Littleton, CO

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#22
Jun 16, 2013
 
I think you folks need to try to contact staff at Amazon and convince them that this is a rip-off company that should be banned from Amazon.com .(I would start by calling and talking to a live person at customer service, then ask to be connected to someone at corporate. Go to "Help" and then to contact us, then ask for a call back)
I've read enough to believe this "LLC" protected company needs be exposed---by people who have proof that they've been ripped off. Cut them off at Amazon and you may really hurt 'em in the pocket book.
If I had more of a vested interest, I'd also write blazing headline in reviews on Amazon whenever one of their reprints is up for sale.
Good Luck!!
PS I bought a reprint of not easy to find book. I received a $33 copy that turned out to be the worst reprint I've ever bought. Intending to contact the seller---I bought a used copy pretty cheap---and warn this book seller about this company and complaints such as those listed here.

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