Sponsoring the Publication of a Book
Regularly the BPS receives inquiries whether it is possible to partially or completely sponsor the publication of a BPS book. As the cost of printing books is going up, sponsoring the publication of books will bring down the price of the books and make them thus more affordable, which will help the dissemination of the Dhamma—the purpose of the BPS. A dedication by the sponsor, for example for a deceased relative, can be put at the beginning or end of the book. If you are interested in sponsoring the publication of a BPS book, either wholly or in part, then please contact the BPS General Secretary or the BPS Editor in Chief.
Please note that the BPS does not publish books solely intended for free distribution because there is no suitable distribution network for this purpose. Although there are good arguments for publishing books just for free distribution, the problem remains that it is more difficult to distribute books widely without involving bookshops. The other problem is that free books sometimes are casually taken and put in the home library without ever being read. These are reasons is why the BPS distributes printed books through commercial networks, but at a low, affordable price. Free digital BPS books, however, can be viewed and downloaded from the BPS online library; many can also be viewed on Google Books.
Extra copies of a book that is being (re-) printed could be printed upon request if the sponsor would handle shipping and distribution.