Scanning Textbooks into Free PDF Files; DL Ashliman’s Guide to Folktales in the English Language

New York Times: First It Was Song Downloads. Now It’s Organic Chemistry.

AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that “myself and all other students are tired of getting” ripped off. (The contributor’s message included many ripe expletives, but hey, this is a family newspaper.)

I’m putting out an open call for people to scan in DL Ashliman’s A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature) (Hardcover).

It’s an invaluable resource for creative types everywhere, from storywriters, script writings, academics, visual artists, Star Wars fans, etc. It basically breaks down and categorizes myths, folktales, fiction into various types of plots and themes. It was published in 1987, the publishers have CRIMINALLY already let it lapse out of print, and copies are going for $300! Come on you free book scanners, have at it. $300? Bah! Reprint this book, or they will set it free!

Anyone have access to one of these mechanized page turning scanners?

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2 Responses

  1. Pirate Bay’s responses to the legal takedown letters are hilarious! http://thepiratebay.org/legal

  2. Heyy thank you for the free guide I am downloading it for later! What did the rest of you here find the guide? From what I see it seems promising! 🙂

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