We Are All Vulnerable to Plagiarism

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I’m SURE all you authors are already aware of this issue, but an occasional reminder or advice to a new author, never goes amiss 🙂

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

I found this post via an email from a friend.  Someone had taken Lorelei James’ ALL JACKED UP from the Rough Riders series and posted it up chapter by chapter on a website, claiming it was her own.  The only thing changed was the hero and heroine’s names.  Everything else was the same.  After going through the comments, the efforts of people who supported Lorelei have had awesome results, but I can only imagine how terrible this ordeal has been (and maybe even will continue to be) for Lorelei.  The thing is, this was not a self-published book.  It was published with Samhain, and Samhain is a reputable publisher.

A month ago, I heard of a romance author (who I was not given to mention so I won’t) who had the same thing happen to her.  Someone stole one of her books, changed the name of the hero and heroine, and put it up…

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2 thoughts on “We Are All Vulnerable to Plagiarism

  1. In my recent experience, for many people – it is just like, ah, what niche should I get into? So they buy a few books, copy the styles, something from the cover, the wording here and there, contact the loyal reviewers.. so on.
    It is really sad.
    It’s not what writing should be about.

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