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text 2015-10-28 20:56
Laura Harner asks, "Do not judge me too harshly.” Prolific romantic fiction writer exposed as a plagiarist

Oh please, using the excuse you had "personal and professional issues" for your thieving plagiarism is the weakest excuse. Every time an author plagiarizes another author like Janet Dailey did to Nora Roberts, it puts a stain on publishing as a whole.



Source: www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/28/prolific-romantic-fiction-writer-exposed-as-a-plagiarist?CMP=share_btn_tw
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text 2015-10-26 21:34
Plagiarist's home page still wants your trust and readership for "her" established series ... would you ever trust her?

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text 2015-10-26 00:12
Is kobo the only ebook retailer known to run a plagiarism check?

Just curious.  And curious if Amazon has ever commented on why or why not.  Ditto for Google Play, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, et. al.


(It seems weird to me that Google Play — who seemingly indexes entire book for search purposes even without author permission and well beyond usual "look inside" options —would not use that index to check for plagiarism.  Or maybe not since have their own notions of what copyright means.) 

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url 2015-10-25 20:47
Do Not Do This Ever (an advice column for writers): Plagiarism Warning edition

More on the latest  plagiarism scandal -- link goes to column by Jenny Trout and not to  one of plagiarist's sites in case worried you'd be increasing the criminal's traffic and statistics.

Source: jennytrout.com/?p=9685
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text 2015-10-25 20:28
Does anyone really care what plagiarist's statement (she's advertised will make one today) has to say?

Do we care just what she can say about the plagiarism that needed a few days to write?


I never know what to do about stuff like this.  I want to broadcast "plagiarism" alerts constantly to warn everyone off but I also don't want to improve the plagiarist's position in search engines and get them more traffic by naming.   I'll compromise with a screenshot someone else shared from yesterday's Facebook which shows the name:



What excuse is there unless she's called in the Feds because Amazon confirmed someone else hacked her account to put their banking account rather than hers as collecting the money from sales of plagiarized books?  And why couldn't she say so if that was what happened?   Yes, do point me to someone's shared screenshot or cached page once she does issue the statement just because I am so incredulous of what excuse will try to be made -- I refuse to give her sites more traffic to see for myself.


Please know when shelving or rating the plagiarist's book on goodreads -- even if 1-starring and on shelves warning your friends away from like "plagiarized" "consumer boycott" "not with a gun to my head" type of shelves -- you cause it to be more "popular" meaning it will show ahead of other books when exploring genres, new release notices, search results, etc.  Make sure if shelving the plagiarism on goodreads to at least also shelve even more the authors who were violated by this plagiarist.


No doubt a good idea she takes some time to think up a better excuse after what she did say to one author about how it was accidentally done for one book because she had confused her book and that book (hacked the copy protection *snort* just to keep it as "inspiration") on her computer.  She has been claiming "innocent" of replacing names and pronouns to turn another author's M/F book to an M/M book which was "innocently" posted for sale in Amazon ... and no doubt just as "innocent" for the dozens of others already caught  [Seriously, why would I ever think she could write if she cannot even recognize something she didn't write -- even if I could swallow that excuse.]

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