Sunday, November 14, 2010

I was browsing Amazon yesterday trying to identify new upcoming books about Disney history and stumbled upon something weird: a whole series of books about Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Steamboat Willie, Flowers and Trees, The Wise Little Hen (and on it goes), by an author called Diana Rowe, all to be released on November 1, 2010 by an unknown publisher called 6 Degrees Books.

I googled 6 Degrees Books but could not find anything about them and all the books they are planning to release according to Amazon are listed as November 1, 2010 (including the non-Disney ones). As to Diana Rowe's web site it does not even mention those upcoming Disney books. Very, very weird.

Do anyone know what this is all about?

1 comment:

Peter said...

Amazon Uk is currently flooded by "books" from a "writing team" calling themselves Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken. Covering all types of subject (including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit) these Amazon pages show covers labelled "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!", and published by "Betascript Publishing". The delivery date suggest a period either long enough to print off a copy to order - or to disappear with the money! The best bit is that while the price of a new volume is £28, used copies appear to be worth £822.88!

I wonder if this is the same game?