The leading author-advocacy trade organization in the United States announces that it’s in talks with Amazon on issues of ‘plagiarism and scams.’
International Notes: Firebrand Buys Canada’s Enthrill Assets, HarperCollins Withdraws Crowley Book
Ebook distributor Enthrill is acquired by Firebrand; HarperCollins halts digital sales of a Trump appointee’s book amid plagiarism allegations.
Korean Publishing Reels from Summer Scandals
First, author Shin Kyung-sook apologizes for plagiarism; now, the founder of Gimm-Young Publishers is accused of embezzlement and cultish mind control.
Houghton Mifflin Pulls Another Jonah Lehrer Book From Stores
Houghton Mifflin has pulled book How We Decided by Jonah Lehrer from stores, citing ‘significant problems’ with the book, following the scandal of his book Imagine.
Can Fraudulent Writers Ever Be Redeemed?
Can fraudulent writers, aka Jonah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world?
Plagiarism Problem Plagues $150,000 Prize Winner from Peru
The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.
Accused of Using Ghostwriters, Han Han Offers 20m Yuan for Evidence
Chinese bestselling author/race car driver/youth phenomenon Han Han has been accused of using ghost writers. A convoluted mess of counter accusations ensued.
Plagiarism Scandal, Part Deux: Is a New French Celeb Hemingway Bio Bogus?
by Olivia Snaije PARIS: Plagiarism is the name of the game in France right now. After the brouhaha last September about 2010 Prix Goncourt-winner Michel Houellebecq stealing passages from Wikipedia for his novel, now a celebrity TV presenter, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known in France as PPDA, has been accused by l’Express magazine of lifting up to a fourth of his …
In the Digital Age, Is Plagiarism an Acceptable Literary Technique?
The digital age is rife with writers whose sole technique appears to be cut, paste, modify. Edward Nawotka asks, has this become the new norm?
Round Two of French Literary Plagiarism Clash
By Mark Garcia-Prats Ding! Ding! Round two of the fiery plagiarism battle between French authors Camille Laurens and Marie Darrieussecq is taking place this month, as each author publishes a book in reaction to the dispute… Two years ago, the French literary world was captivated when Laurens accused Darrieussecq of “psychological plagiarism” in her novel Tom est mort (Tom is Dead). …