We all are concerned that Bill Powers’ books are out of print. Behavior: the control of perception (B:CP) was re-issued in 2005 by Bill’s sister Alice Powers through her publishing company, Benchmark Press, now defunct. She also published or re-published Living Control Systems II, Living Control Systems III, and Making Sense of Behavior (LCS II , LCS III , and MSOB ). The IAPCT Board of Directors have been communicating with members of the Powers family about how best to get these republished. This has been delayed by the death far too young of our dear friend, long-time Secretary, and indefatigable conference organizer, Bill’s elder daughter Allie Powers. We hope that it will be possible to produce a 50th anniversary edition of B:CP in 2023, two years from now.
Dag Forssell’s company, Living Control System Publishing (LCS), currently maintains ten PCT books in print. In his estate plan, LCS’s account with Lightning Source/Ingram (LSI) and the two websites livingcontrolsystems.com and pctresources.com will become property of IAPCT when he and his daughter Karin Forssell decide that he no longer wishes or to can no longer competently administer them. Karin is fully informed and has complete access to all relevant accounts.
Under consideration is for Dag to re-issue those books that are under copyright to the CSG. At the turn of the year CSG Inc. was dissolved and all its assets were assumed by IAPCT Inc.
Several PCT authors have books under contract with other publishers. In alphabetical order, Tim Carey, Bart Madden, and Rick Marken come immediately to mind.