This is a continuation of Copyleft.
The other day, in response to an AWAD, i was feeling lucky for "Suzanne White Aries Pig" and ended up here.
All five pages of the Aries Pig in The New Astrology are right there on Google Books. So why should i bother buying them, when they are available free?!
The New Astrology is the sort of book that comes probably once a generation. One reviewer says: (from The AquaMonk)
This book is so spot on it scares me. I have a lot of books about Chinese astrology which are definitely more detailed but this combination of Western and Eastern astrology gives a short description of each sign which is totally enough. I like the way the book is structured. Each sign, for example Leo/Tiger or Virgo/Pig is described on 4-5 pages which is perfect for a quick and playful reading. This sounds superficial, but Suzanne White is so accurate that people think I'm making it up when I read theirs out loud. … Suzanne White is really good in recognizing and describing this. The way she writes might seem a bit casual but it's not. She's better than some more "serious" written books on this subject translated from Chinese into English. Just buy it and compare it with your friends and you'll know what I'm talking about.So how does Suzanne White, who created this magnificent tome, benefit from retaining the online rights for the same when Google Books is making most of it available online free?
What comes to mind is this equation:
Mom & Pop Stores vs. WalMart = Suzanne White vs. Google BooksAshté.