Ok, this is an older story from Bill Moore over at the EV World but it is worth sharing:
Respected publishing giant McGraw Hill first published Bob Brant’s tome, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle in 1994. Much to their amazement, it continued to sell year after year, not large numbers, but sufficient to keep it in print.
However, it also became increasingly outdated, so nearly 15 years after they first released the book, McGraw Hill decided to update it. Sadly, Brant had died, so they needed to find someone else to author the revised edition and here they turned to Seth Leitman, a close relation of famed humorist Art Buchwald, to take on the task.