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    What the HEck?

    Anyone know what the heck THIS is?

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    Some company is selling Wikipedia articles as books.

    The odd tale of Alphascript Publishing and Betascript Publishing

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    I have no clue about that specific book, but I've seen several books that seem to be a compilation of Wikipedia articles like that one.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of wiki publishing.

    Basically, it's a print-on-demand book which reprints the information on wikipedia in a softcover booklet.

    There's a *lot* of them appearing on online bookstores, clogging up the information space.

    You can get them on almost any topic! Look here: Lambert M Surhone - Barnes & Noble

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    Here's the wikipedia article on them. One wonders if it'll appear in a book...
    VDM Publishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Wow... just...

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    VDM Publishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's a controversial German publisher selling wikipedia articles as books. The one you have there is basically this as a book:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_(D...s_%26_Dragons)

    So, yeah.

    Edit: wow, this thread went by fast.

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    ......And its yours for $45. Anyone who buys that is going to be pretty angry that they got at most 6 pages for 45 dollars....unless they expance all links or something...

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    I have seen this junk for sale on Amazon before.

    There are so many things wrong with this kind of book I just do not know where to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice4Hire View Post
    I have seen this junk for sale on Amazon before.

    There are so many things wrong with this kind of book I just do not know where to start.
    Yep... this is, IMO, a borderline fraud. Hopefully, very few people fall for it.

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