For those of you who don't know, #CopyPasteCris is the hashtag for a scandal that erupted in the book world in the last week.
Apparently, her method was to take a mix of paragraphs from various books and hand them over to ghostwriters to cobble together into a cohesive story. Then she'd put the results out for sale. It was a successful scam; she
Perceptive readers noticed the identical paragraphs - she even copied a recipe from one book - and alerted the authors, most of them
As a reader, I find this all very disappointing. My
Yes, some plots are tropes, especially in the romance world, but
Even then I'll sometimes wait a few days before delving into my new book, not wanting to lose that sense of anticipation. As
“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a
It's too bad the urge to push books out quickly led this author down the plagiarism path. It is unnecessary
, in my opinion, and wrong for both the readers and authors impacted.