Best Public Domain Books Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Best Public Domain Books?
“Best Public Domain Books” is an extension of my main site, PublicDomainTreasureHunter.com.
The premise of Best Public Domain Books is very simple ~ by purchasing content here, you become part of an elite group of like-minded content publishers, sharing in the expense of sourcing, clearing, and scanning Public Domain books full of great niche how-to information, and most importantly…
You get to share in the spoils of all the Public Domain treasure that my team and I uncover each and every week at discount prices!
2. What can I expect when I purchase a book?
Everything is delivered digitally so you’ll get access to your books instantly no matter what time of the day or night you place an order. When you purchase a book, you’ll be registered with the site and delivered to a customized page where download links will be presented for the book(s) you have purchased.
You’ll also be emailed a confirmation message containing a username and password for logging in to download your ready-to-edit Microsoft Word version of the book(s) you have chosen and paid for any time you would like.
3. What kinds of topics do these public domain books cover?
Just to give you an idea of the types of Public Domain books you’ll find within the Best Public Domain Books, here’s a listing of the broad categories I file them under (you’ll find links to these categories over on the right hand side of this page)…
~ Animals & Pets
~ Arts & Crafts
~ Children & Parenting
~ Food & Cooking
~ Health, Beauty, & Fitness
~ Home and Garden
~ Hobbies/Special Interest
~ Money & Business
~ Self-Help / Self-Improvement
~ Social Skills & Relations
~ Sports & Recreation
If you’re a freak for Public Domain content like I am ~ you will be delighted!
Here’s just a few examples of the popular niche market topics that these books cover…
~ Cake Decorating
~ Improving Memory
~ Wine Making
~ Losing Weight
~ Dog Training
~ Delivering Speeches
~ Massage Techniques
~ Sex Techniques
~ Drawing & Painting
~ Bow Hunting
~ Eating Vegetarian
~ Sleep Learning
~ Practicing Yoga
~ Salesmanship Skills
~ Raising Children
~ Winning Poker
~ Speed Reading
~ Overcoming Anxiety
~ Hair Coloring
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! These books simply cover too many niche topics to list in detail here.
Feel free to browse the site for more specific information regarding each of these books.
4. I heard that only old books published before 1923 are in the public domain. There are books here published in the ’50′s and ’60′s. How could they possibly be in the public domain?
Most people that know anything about the public domain at all will tell you that anything published in the U.S. before 1923 is now without copyright protection…and this is true!
But…what many information publishers and other entreprenuers would rather keep a close guarded secret they don’t want you to know is that any book published in the U.S. between 1923 and 1963 is in the public domain as long as a copyright renewal was not made in the 28th year after the book was originally published.
All of the books provideded here are in the public domain precisely because the copyright holder of each respective title failed to apply for copyright renewal as enforced by U.S. Copyright law and subsequently, the copyright protection on these books was allowed to expire.
I talk about this in great detail in my article, “The Stealth Content Secret” – see this article for more information.
5. How do you source these public domain books you provide?
Research, research, and more research. My team and myself are constantly trolling used book portals, ebay, and other sources of used books. When we spot a book on a topic of interest, my team purchases the book, performs the required copyright research to make sure the book is in the public domain, then converts the book into digital format (Microsoft Word), and makes it available as a purchasable download here at Best Public Domain Books.
6. What does it cost to source a public domain book if I choose to find my own books instead of taking advantage of yours?
If you’ve been sourcing and scanning Public Domain books on your own, you have an idea of how the expenses can rack up pretty fast unless you’re doing all of the work by yourself (which is super time consuming!).
On average, here’s a breakdown of the expenses you can expect per book if you are outsourcing everything…
Sourcing a Book: $10.00
This is a very conservative figure based on the low-end. Some more obscure books may cost you considerably more. This figure also may or may not include shipping and handling fees to have the book shipped to you if you order from a used book dealer site like our favorite, Abebooks.com.
Performing Copyright Research: $85.00
This is exactly what my preferred Attorney, Hynak & Associates in Arlington, VA charges to research the copyright status of a single book ~ and he’s pretty cheap compared to some other agencies we’ve worked with!
Having The Book Scanned: $77.00
At the time I am writing this, Timo at BookScanning.com is having a special ~ $77.00 per book to scan it into a digital format (with OCR and everything) ~ if you are having 10 or more books scanned at once! Let’s just assume you are…
Total Per Book To Go From Paper To Editable Digital Content: $172.00 (or $77 when Timo runs a special)
Realistically, there’s also the dollar value you should attach to the time it would take you to perform the proper niche market research to make sure that you have a worthwhile topic, and the time invested in tracking down the book to begin with.
In comparison, by leveraging Best Public Domain Books, you have the ability to let my team do all of the hard work and absorb the lion’s share of the expense…
You pay just $15.00 per title and have the freedom to buy only the content you need, as you need it.
As you can see, the cost and time savings made possible by leveraging Best Public Domain Books is significant.
7. Can I take these books and simply resell them as is with no modification?
There is certainly nothing stopping you from doing so however, I strongly discourage it. What I am providing here is editable scans of public domain books. These are ready-to-edit books, not necessarily instant products. It is my strong opinion that the best way to use this content is to re-purpose it and use it as the foundation for all new, unique products. I am providing the foundational content, you need to provide the creativity and elbow-grease to craft something new and wonderful that you can claim as your own. Your own unique products is where the money is at in the online content game.
8. How can I contact you for support?
I’m here whenever you need me. All you have to do is open a support ticket with me by visiting my help desk at http://www.ThoughtRocketPublishing.com/support.