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Re: [] Caveat emptor - "book" scam via Amazon

  • Subject: Re: [] Caveat emptor - "book" scam via Amazon
  • From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:28:39 -0500

Peter - have you tried to report this unscrupulous guy to Amazon?  I don't know how easy that is but it would be worth the trouble if you had a few minutes to spare.  Thanks for the warning.


On 1/9/2011 8:34 PM, Peter Boyce wrote:

Dear All,


Something unpleasant has come to light via Amazon – although it seems that Amazon itself is totally innocent.


One or more “publishers’ are offering for sale “books” on various aroid subjects that are simply print-offs of Wikipedia pages or downloads and prints of pdfs available free from BHL.


Of particular note are “publications” by a “publisher” called Books LlC  that are Wiki data dumps, and various parts of Engler’s monographic studies such as the Monographiae Phanerogamarum.




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