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The reason is very simple. The more full, verbatim copies appear online, the less people will read the same work here, where it is already available for free to everybody with an Internet connection. I and the other authors of the book don’t get any royalty from book sales, and I have no employers or sponsors: the only money I may get as a direct reward for the time and effort put in writing the essay is through the banners on this site (and referrals fees from Amazon if you buy the book clicking on the link in the left bar). So not copying verbatim the whole text on other websites, but inviting whoever is interested to read it here may very well be the best way you may have to show that you like this work and want to support his author.


M. Fioretti