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History and development
Ishi Press was founded in Japan in 1968 by Richard Bozulich. After publishing some English translations of Japanese Go books, the company began publishing original English works on Go, including a popular seven-volume set for beginning and intermediate players, titled The Elementary Go Series. Many of these books were written by Bozulich or James Davies in collaboration with Japanese professional Go players.
In 1986, Ishi Press expanded to an office in Mountain View, California under James Connelley. In the 1990s, it became embroiled in legal difficulties and became unable to pay its debts. Sam Sloan became president in 1994 and has attempted to restore the company's standing as a publisher and expand into publishing books on chess and chess variants.
Ishi Press now has more than 400 books in print, including more than 160 chess books. Other Ishi Press books are about Go and other board games, high-level mathematics including calculus, and United States and Japanese history.
Alleged non-payment of royalties
The National Writers Union issued an alert on Ishi Press for republishing the book Radical Aristocrats written in 1985 by Ken Fuller. They claim that Mr. Fuller didn't receive royalties he was due according to his contract.
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