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« on: January 26, 2010, 05:37:43 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 07:23:53 AM »

???????

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=for+a+few+dollars+more&sprefix=FOR+A+FEW+DOLLARS

http://alphascript-publishing.com/index.php?&act=nav&nav=10042

what is this?

If you meant to say "was it this?"

I can’t see a book about “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” at the link you posted.  You can contact Peter direct at: http://www.gbu-book.net and ask him for an update
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 09:52:24 AM »

If you meant to say "was it this?"

I can't see a book about “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” at the link you posted.  You can contact Peter direct at: http://www.gbu-book.net and ask him for an update

The question is specific."What is this?"
I know this is not THE book,but somebody published something about the Dollars trilogy,so I guess this is the proper thread to discuss it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 02:04:31 PM »

???????

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=for+a+few+dollars+more&sprefix=FOR+A+FEW+DOLLARS

http://alphascript-publishing.com/index.php?&act=nav&nav=10042

what is this?

30.09.2009

In August 2009 Alphascript publishing was contacted by British daily newspaper „The Guardian” – we publish here some parts of the interview:

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Q: …do all of Alphascript’s books take their content from Wikipedia?

Alphascript: Yes, since we believe that the quality of the Wikipedia-articles is so good that it is worthwhile creating books with them. Wikipedia themselves give an impulse for this. The articles published on their sites are free in every respect and without any limitations as to further use. All authors participating in texts of Wikipedia know this or should at least know it.

The vice-versa procedure by now seems to have become “normal”. For years Google has been scanning books and published them in internet. Of course there are also protests, but then the rights for the material concerned are still with the author or the publishing house.

There is no discussion regarding digitalization of books – mostly old ones – which are free of rights.

Q: If so, shouldn’t this be made clear in the product description?

Alphascript: It is pointed out in every Alphascript book that contents are Wikipedia articles. Do we now have to write in Amazon-books: “Attention! Books contains Wikipedia!”?

Then other publishing houses would have to point out in their books: “Attention! Book contains nonsense!”, or: “Attention! Book has only sex-scenario!”

Q: What do you intend to do about the customer complaints?

Alphascript: We are of the opinion: Of course you can have all these contents free of charge from Wikipedia, but there is a reason for having bought a book on a specific topic. Under certain circumstances you are more up-to-date with an Alphascript-book instead of buying a book of last year the contents of which are possibly not up-to-date any more.

We do live in rapidly passing times.

Q: It would be great to also find out a bit more about Alphascript itself: what you publish, who you're aiming it at…

Alphascript: We offer our readers a well-founded content, which up to the moment of publication as a book has continuously been updated and controlled. Alphascript publishing is internet in form of a book. There can hardly be a faster process. And this is what we are aiming for.
http://alphascript-publishing.com/index.php?&act=nav&nav=10048

So, to me, it sounds like what this publishing company does is takes free content directly from Wikipedia and puts it into print and sells it to the public for profit.  In this case a 96 page paper back with facts about For A Few Dollars More taken from Wikipedia selling for 50 bucks...

Mmmmm..   Quality.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 08:19:39 PM »

Wow, that is beyond belief ... Are there actually people who buy these things? :o

For the record, judging by the complete title, this tome isn't just about For a Few Dollars More ... You get all these Wikipedia articles:

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Spaghetti Western, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Klaus Kinski, Villain, Dollars Trilogy, A Fistful ... Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Man with No Name

Perhaps the title should be "For Quite a Few Dollars More."  Or even better: "There's One Born Every Minute."  :P
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