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Also beware of BetaScript - same company - same scam.

Unfortunately a search of all Amazon sites lists thousands of these damn scam publications - all at grossly inflated prices. Earlier this year I tried to raise the issue with Amazon over a publication about Richard Pearse the New Zealand aviation pioneer who likely 'flew' before the Wrights. Some of the text was mine under pseudonym. Amazon totally ignored me.

Warning comments appended to single Alpha/Betascript publications on Amazon get routinely censored. So to my way of thinking Amazon is as guilty of perpetrating a scam - actually theft - as much as the damned Germans.
 
The other problem is that these scam books get listed by big book distributors / sellers such as Barnes & Noble and they get listed before bonafide books. This deprives authors of Wiki articles of due recognition, but also deprives bonafide authors of genuine sales.

CJB.


--- On Sun, 4/12/11, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: David Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Warning about Alphascript titles
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, 4 December, 2011, 18:32
> In nominating books for awards we
> should be aware of the practices of
> Alphascript, a publisher in Germany that simply reprints
> Wikipedia articles
> and other stuff gleaned from the web into fancy, hardbound
> book form. For
> example, this looks like a book on a badly needed topic:
> 
> Title20th Century Fox RecordsEditorsFrederic P
> Miller<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Frederic+P+Miller%22&source=gbs_metadata_r&cad=2>,
> Agnes F Vandome<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Agnes+F+Vandome%22&source=gbs_metadata_r&cad=2>,
> John McBrewster<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22John+McBrewster%22&source=gbs_metadata_r&cad=2>
> PublisherVDM Publishing House Ltd., 2010ISBN6133887710,
> 9786133887718Length68
> pagesSubjects
> Performing Arts<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=subject:%22Performing+Arts%22>
>  ›
> General<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=subject:%22Performing+Arts+General%22>
> 
> But, as far as I can tell it consists of a printed out
> version of the Wiki
> on 20th Century Fox Records combined with the bsnpubs.com
> discography.
> 
> Here is a bit more on this topic:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:PrimeHunter/Alphascript_Publishing_sells_free_articles_as_expensive_books
> 
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
>