How to make 'books' and money without writing a single line!

  Though they have a cover and pages, these items are, according to me, not really Dylan books: they are actually just printouts of Wikipedia articles, taken -not to say stolen- on a free Internet site and sold at high prices on eBay. Another original way to make money by using other people's work: the authors of Wikipedia had to make searches to write the articles, the pirates just make a copy/paste operation, print out and sell the result as a new book!

  To fool the customers even more, sometimes an author's name is mentioned on the cover, to make them look like a 'real' book: just search for these 'authors' on the Internet and you will see that they have 'written' books on a vast amount of subjects... Actually, they know as much on everything as Wikipedia does!

  Most of these print outs are in English language, but they also exist in other languages: French, German, Spanish... why not, they are so easy to make... 

  These items used to be in the 'BOOK' section of the site, but they really do not deserve a place there, and they are now listed here. Larger scans are required for some items.

  'The German-speaking press and blogosphere have criticized Amazon for selling tens of thousands of print on demand books which reproduced Wikipedia articles. These books are produced by an American company named Books LLC and by three Mauritian subsidiaries of the German publisher VDM: Alphascript Publishing, Betascript Publishing and Fastbook Publishing. Amazon did not acknowledge this issue raised on blogs and some customers that have asked the company to withdraw all these titles from its catalog. The collaboration between amazon.com and VDM Publishing was started in 2007'. (Wikipedia).
  Today (November 2017) the LLC products do not appear in the Amazon search.

 

@LPHASCRIPT PUBLISHING, Mauritius. "High Quality Content by Wikipedia articles":

ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN, "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 76 pages. Large scan required.

AWARDS RECEIVED BY BOB DYLAN, "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 128 pages. Large scan required.

 BOB DYLAN, "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 2009, Softcover, 68 pages. Large scan required.

BOB DYLAN (ALBUM), "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 116 pages. Large scan required.

BOB DYLAN DISCOGRAPHY,"by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 108 pages. Large scan required.

 DESIRE (BOB DYLAN ALBUM), "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 96 pages. Large scan required.

 I'M NOT THERE: BIOGRAPHY, MUSICAL FILM..., "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 2010, 160 pages. Large scan required.

MODERN TIMES (BOB DYLAN ALBUM), "by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster (Ed.)", 148 pages. Large scan required.

 

 

BOOKS LLC, USA.  'Books LLC is an American publisher and a book sales club based in Memphis, Tennessee. Its primary work is collecting Wikipedia and Wikia articles and selling them as printed and downloadable books'. (Wikipedia)

ALBUMS PRODUCED BY JOHN HAMMOND: THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN, BOB DYLAN etc... 64 pages. Large scan required.

BOB DYLAN ALBUMS: BOB DYLAN TRIBUTES ALBUMS, TRAVELING WILBURYS ALBUMS, etc... 564 pages. Large scan required.

BOB DYLAN CONCERT TOURS: NEVER ENDING TOUR, ROLLING THUNDER REVUE etc... 55 pages

BOB DYLAN SONGS: Desolation Row, Mr Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone, etc... 1179 pages

BOB DYLAN: TRAVELING WILBURYS, THE BAND, HIBBING MINNESOTA, LIST OF ARTISTS WHO HAVE COVERED etc... 226 pages

BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE ALBUMS: THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION, I'M NOT THERE, 76 pages. Large scan required.

FILMS ABOUT BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK, I'M NOT THERE, etc..., 51 pages.

WORKS BY BOB DYLAN: BOB DYLAN DISCOGRAPHY, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN', 19 pages. Large scan required.

 

 

PIRATES WITH VARIOUS FLAGS (other publishers):

 BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: BOB DYLAN AN UNOFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY, "by Taft Johnson", Breinigsville, USA 2011, 169 pages, softcover [0811] 

 BOB DYLAN , "by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn", Bookvica Publishing, VSD 2012. "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!"... Softcover. [0816]

 BOB DYLAN BOOTLEG RECORDINGS, INCLUDING: EAT THE DOCUMENT, GREAT WHITE WONDER, FROM NEWPORT TO THE ANCIENT EMPTY STREETS OF L.A., IN 1966 THERE WAS, ZIMMERMAN LOOKING BACK, A TREE WITH ROOTS, Hephaestus Books, 2015, large format paperback, 48 pages [1015]

 BOB DYLAN CONCERT TOURS, 72 pages

BOB DYLAN DISCOGRAPHY, "by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn", Bookvica Publishing, VSD 2012. "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! This is a discography for American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It lists thirty-four studio albums, fifty-eight singles, thirteen live albums, nine albums comprising The Bootleg Series, and fourteen compilation albums. The list also includes three home videos, a bibliography, and a filmography. This book was created using print-on-demand technology." Paperback. Large scan required.

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANS: AN OVERVIEW OF BOB DYLAN AND HIS INFLUENCES, EDITED BY JULIETTE HALL FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year [1117]

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANS: BOB DYLAN IN THE 1960s, EDITED BY JULIETTE HALL FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year [1117]

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANS: BOB DYLAN IN THE 1970s, EDITED BY JULIETTE HALL FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year. 415 pages, softcover [0214]

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANS: BOB DYLAN IN THE 1980s, EDITED BY JULIETTE HALL FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year, softcover [1117]

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANS: BOB DYLAN IN THE 1990s and 2000s, EDITED BY JULIETTE HALL FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year, softcover [1117]

 FILMS ABOUT BOB DYLAN, INCLUDING: DON’T LOOK BACK, HEARTS OF FIRE, RENALDO AND CLARA, EAT THE DOCUMENT, NO DIRECTION HOME, MASKED AND ANONYMOUS, I’M NOT THERE, 65 REVISITED, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR (FILM), COMPLETE UNKNOWN, Hephaestus Books, 2015, large format paperback, 36 pages

LIFE AND TIMES OF BOB DYLAN (THE), "by Jacob Anderson" 206 pages, Lulu.com

 REFERENCE GUIDE BOB DYLAN AND HIS ALBUMS FROM 1978-2009 INCLUDING STREET-LEGAL, UNDER THE RED SKY, TIME OUT OF MIND, TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE AND MANY OTHERS, Gabrielle Dantz editor 2015, large format paperback, 146 pages [1015]

 SONGS WRITTEN BY BOB DYLAN, INCLUDING: DESOLATION ROW, ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND, MR. TAMBOURINE MAN, IT AIN’T ME BABE, BLIND WILLIE MCTELL (SONG), SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES, THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL, CHIMES OF FREEDOM. Hephaestus Books 2011, US. 450 pages, softback [0114]

UNAUTHORIZED GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN, (AN) , EDITED BY CHARLENE SAND FROM HIGH QUALITY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES, no publisher & year, 317 pages, softcover [0114]

 

IN FRENCH:

BOB DYLAN: I'M NOT THERE, DISCOGRAPHIE DE BOB DYLAN, DONT LOOK BACK, NO DIRECTION HOME, ROLLING THUNDER REVUE, CHRONICLES VOLUME 1, SARA DYLAN (??)  Livre Groupe [1117]

ALBUM DE BOB DYLAN; THE FREEWHELIN' BOB DYLAN, HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, THE BASEMENT TAPES, MODERN TIMES  Livre Groupe 2010, 168 pages [0910]

 BOB DYLAN -L'EXPLOSION ROCK À LA CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE, François-Marie Dupuis Ed, Fastbook Publishing 2012, 144 pages. Large scan required.

CHANSON DE BOB DYLAN: LIKE A ROLLING STONE, ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, POSITIVELY 4th STREET, HURRICANE, SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES.  Livre Groupe 2010. [1117]

 

IN GERMAN

 BOB DYLAN: Biograph, Bob Dylan/Diskografie, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Together Through Life, The Bootleg Series Vol.8; Tell Tale Signs, Sara Dylan, Bob Dylan Live 1966, The Royal Albert Hall Concert, The Bootleg Series Vol. 4, Self Portrait. LLC Books, Memphis USA (Wikipedia content), softabcel, large format booklet, 44 pages, German text. [0816]

 

IN NORWEGIAN

BOB DYLAN - ALBUM -The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Planet Waves, The Bootleg Series Vol 8: Tell Tale Signs, Self portrait, The Concert for Bangladesh, The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 1961-1991, Blood on the Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975. LLC Books, Memphis USA (Wikipedia content), large format booklet, 36 pages, Norwegian text. [0816]

 

IN SPANISH:

BOB DYLAN - CANCIONES DE BOB DYLAN, GIRAS MUSICALES DE BOB DYLAN, ALBUMES DE BOB DYLAN, etc... [1117]

CANCIONES DE BOB DYLAN, Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man , Hurricane, etc... [1117]