The first program, active from 1953 until 1994, provided free book-length publications to every NAWCC member. Twenty-five of these books were published and they were called Bulletin Supplements because they were usually mailed to members with their Bulletin periodical.
From 1985 to 1997, five "Special Publications" were created in cooperation with other organizations and/or publishers. These books were created in limited quantities and were available to members and the public.
A later publication model, still sometimes used, is the "Special Order Publication" program. Books are created using digital, rather than offset press, technology and they are pre-ordered by the membership.