Monday, January 14, 2008
I am lying on my chaise having the girl version of the man flu. The Blob is in my sinuses and Son of Blob in my right ear canal. Anyhow, you all lost the bet and I'll be keeping this post short [whine, moan, languish]. The final score was 4.25, rounded down to 4. One good Blaze, one okay Blaze and two terrible Nocturnes. All I have to say about Nocturnes as that they may have the trappings and the suits of woo (#2)--but its a little like watching Ken and Barbie play dress up.
My thought for the day is: compare and contrast plagiarism scandal with epublishers and with the big girls.
Signet is all: 'we are looking into it, stop staring at us... yes, yes, we are thinking about maybe getting someone in PR to ask someone in legal to think about doing something about all this but it takes three years just for this promo Behemoth to come to a rolling stop'.
Epublishers are all :'plagiarised book, what plagiarised book?' I mean can you even tell me, off the top of your head, who published 'The Edge' by JJ Massa (whose other books remain on sale) or ‘A Hidden Passion’ by Lucia Logan. Did I miss the mea culpa?
So, the epublisher's approach: swift and decisive action -- or sweeping it under the rug?