Thieves… plagiarists and scammers

Kathryn Jane shares an important post on the hopeless feeling we all face when it comes to scammers on the Sisterhood of Suspense #blog.

Word by Word

by Kathryn Jane

Yesterday was my day to blog, and I tried, really tried to write about the recent blowup in the writing world. I wrote and deleted two long, wordy attempts to address the horrors of people stealing a writer’s hard work, and how thieves and the dirty underbelly of the writing world affected me personally…then I gave up and put it away for the night.

Here instead, a day late, is the simple version.

Around a week ago, a plagiarist was caught stealing the work of over thirty writers. Bringing this to light also exposed other scammers and thieves preying one readers and writers, and the entire situation was mind-boggling enough… and then I discovered my books being offered for free on a pirate site.

And I started to wonder whether this writing gig was worth what it was costing me–literally, and figuratively.

Is it worth my time…

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4 Replies to “Thieves… plagiarists and scammers”

  1. I am furious every time I hear about this Jacquie! I know authors work HARD on their books. Most indie authors are often working a “day job” and if they have kids etc they write what, at night? It must be so discouraging when it happens. I will never understand.

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