Filiquarian Publishing LLC

Filiquarian Publishing LLC is a limited liability company, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, whose business is print and electronic publishing of copyright-free material in paperback, hardcover and digital books, using print on demand technology. The online retailer Buy.com lists 339 titles under the imprint.
The company's website contains no contact details, but invites interested parties to obtain the address and email from its internet domain registration. The proprietor is Joshua Linsk.

Publications
Filiquarian does not publish a catalog, but its website advises that it offers "classics, self-help political" works "for consumption by the masses". It specializes in publishing ebooks, which are for sale around the internet. They range from classics, political texts, self-help books and biographies. Its ebooks are also available for Amazon Kindle.

Controversy
A customer-submitted review of D. B. Cooper - Portrait of an American Hijacker on Amazon.com's website advises prospective purchasers to "find the same information for free by searching the internet". Indeed, in keeping with Filiquarian's "free use" policy, several of its titles are direct copies of articles. For example, comparison of the text of Middle Ages with The Middle Ages for Know-It-Alls, ISBN 1599862190, Advertising with Advertising for Know-It-Alls ISBN 1599862093 and D.B. Cooper with D. B. Cooper - Portrait of an American Hijacker ISBN 1599861984 show that they are verbatim copies of the respective articles as appearing at the end of 2007. Each work includes a GNU free license; the author is named as "Biographiq". Amazon.com lists 182 biographies from Filiquarian by this "author". The titles may sell well: for example John McCain - A Man of Straight Talk is in the top hundred of Amazon's "Leaders and Leadership" category.

Licensing

Filiquarian Publishing claims to comply with all legalities related to using content in their books by following the GNU Free Documentation license. Although they apparently do not meet the requirement that calls upon anyone distributing the work to acknowledge the authors of the article used, a direct link to the article's history page, where the authors are listed, is provided, making their republication of these writings legal under GFDL licensing.





Comments (7)
1. 27-06-2011 11:44
 
Please let us know the availability of a book with price and where can we procure in India 
Book: The Message Of A Master 
Author: John Mcdonald 
ISBN: 1599866358 
ISBN-13: 9781599866352,978-1599866352
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2. 02-09-2011 13:03
 
I just purchased from Amazon Agricola's de re Metallica under your imprint, and was greatly disappointed in the poor quality. Not only was it shrunk down from the original, but the margins near the binding are so narrow that it's almost impossible to use without breaking the binding. Add to that the faintness of the print, and you get a cheap and barely serviceable reproduction. This is shameful quality. I would have happily paid more for a book more useful. Get your act together.
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3. 05-02-2012 20:39
 
I have tried to get the book Franz Liszt as a free download as stated on p. 2 of the hard copy book. I have not been successful after multiple tries. Can you help me?
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4. 26-09-2012 15:35
 
Would like to purchase a book written by JOHN RUSKIN - UNTO THIS LAST.Please let me know .
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5. 27-04-2014 01:05
 
may I know how to contact this publishing company? I am interested to request rights of distribution of a book that they publish. Thank You.
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6. 26-05-2014 13:41
 
Arms and the Man - GB Shaw 
Can you say if there is a MISPRINT on page 89 please: 
Nicola - . . It's too sharp and IMPRUDENT; and IMPUDENCE is a sort of . . . 
Which word is correct? I strongly believe that on or other is incorrect. Thank you
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7. 17-06-2014 06:44
 
Good Day 
I am trying to track down the person responsible for receiving funds / royalties etc for any Johanna Brandt Books. Please can you email me more details regarding this matter. 
 
Many Thanks 
Antoinette Reed
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