Rcently it has
come to light that a publishing company called Alphascript &/or Betascript is copying
verbatum thousands of Wiki articles including the one about Richard Pearse, printing
them on demand, and then selling the hard-copies for anything up to $45 or £25 or more
via Amazon &/or eBay &/or thousands of other book sellers.
Richard Pearse book is a particular 'rip-off' because it is still very much a 'work in
progress,' the text is out of date as soon as it is copied let alone when it is printed
and then sold.
Evidentially this company is making large profits out of the hard work
of others who have given freely of their time and energy to the Wiki community, yet within
the books there are no acknowledgements whatsoever to the original Wiki authors.
Apparently Amazon and eBay are refusing to remove thousands of these
'scam' books from their listings. And Amazon is also removing adverse reviews and warnings
about these expensive books all of which contain text which is available for free from
Do not buy these books.