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  1. out of print(adj)

    (of books) no longer offered for sale by a publisher

    "that edition is out of print"

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  1. Out of print

    Out of print refers to an item, typically a book, but can include any print or visual medium or sound recording, that is no longer being published. The abbreviation OOP is a more general term that encompasses craft, hobby, toy, and collectable items that are out of production. An item goes out of print when a publisher does not reprint, re-press, or reissue after all copies have been sold to retailers. Reasons may include: ⁕the perception of the publisher that continuing to produce the work is no longer a commercially viable venture, i.e. that there is no longer a market for it ⁕a limited print run ⁕antiquation, or the obsolescence of content or format ⁕plans for a revised or reformatted edition ⁕the presence of errors, flaws, fabrication, offensive content, or plagiarism ⁕banning or censorship ⁕intellectual property obstacles, such as the expiration of a publisher's license to release content owned by another copyright holder. For example, a novelization of a film that was released 10 years ago is likely to go OOP for this reason.

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