If a book was previously published by a different publisher, is the new publication of the same text considered a reprint?

If a book has been previously published by a different publisher, is the new publication of the same text considered a reprint?


Answer

Yes, it would be considered a reprint. According to the Chicago Manual of Style reprints are books that are issued either in paperback by the original publisher, or published by another company.  

If the reprint is by a different publisher, then you would need to note the original publisher and date, as well as the reprint publisher and date. See CMOS 14.114 for a full explanation of publication details that should be included in a footnote or bibliographic entry.

 

For example:

For footnotes the notation would be:

1. Ernest Gowers, The Complete Plain Words, 3rd ed. (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1986; Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1987), 26. Citations refer to the Penguin edition.

2. Jacques Barzun, Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, rev. ed. (1985; repr., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 152–53.

 

For bibliographic entry:

Bahadur, Gaiutra. Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.      First published 2013 by C. Hurst (London).

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature. 1836. Facsimile of the first edition, with an introduction by Jaroslav Pelikan. Boston: Beacon Press, 1985.

 

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