I came across these books on Amazon the other day and thought it was odd that Amazon would even list these books for sale. I believe that someone probably wrote a simple computer program that goes through Wikipedia and slurps categorical Wikipedia entries, like aerial photographers or American cartographers, formats the text, and then uploads the content as a book. Nonetheless, I don’t recommend spending $19.99 for either of these books!
I believe I saw Gene Weingarten of the WashPo write about this same company last weekend, in the magazine? I’ve seen another book by this company when doing a search by author name in Amazon. What a rip.
Comment by eileen — 9/18/2010 @ 2:03 pm