Romance author Nora Roberts sues Brazilian writer, claiming plagiarism

Nora Roberts, one of the world's most successful romance novelists, has filed a lawsuit against author Cristiane Serruya, who she claims plagiarized her work, the Associated Press reported. In the lawsuit, filed in Serruya's home country of Brazil, Roberts claimed that Serruya's books are a "patchwork"... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US Authors Guild Praises Nora Roberts’ Legal Action on Digital Plagiarism

The leading author-advocacy trade organization in the United States announces that it's in talks with Amazon on issues of 'plagiarism and scams.' The post US Authors Guild Praises Nora Roberts’ Legal Action on Digital Plagiarism appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Romance writer's bid to stop authors from using word 'cocky' fails in court

Self-published author Faleena Hopkins asserted her right to the word, but judge calls attempt to stop other authors using it ‘weak’ Romance writers around the world can breathe a sigh of relief after a US court ruled that they can continue to use the adjective “cocky” in their book titles, after... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Agent reactions 'depend on author gender', claims writer

US writer Catherine Nichols has revealed that she received eight times as many responses by sending out her manuscript to agents under a man’s name than when sending it out under her own name. In an essay for Jezebel, Nichols said she sent query letters to 50 agents under her own name,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'I believe in romance': remembering Valerie Parv, the Australian author who sold 34 million books

The author of 70 novels translated into 29 languages, Valerie Parv has passed away just before her 70th birthday. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors of colour made up 19.6% of YA writers in 2019

Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Society of Authors gives £185,000 in grants to writers

The Society of Authors (SoA) had awarded grants totalling £185,000 to writers including Derek Owusu and John Mapanje for their works in progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Red Sofa Literary Principal Threatens to Sue Other Agents, Author

An attorney representing Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary agency threatened two agents and an author with legal action unless they retract tweets casting aspersions upon Frederick and desist from further tweets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The writer who inspired Sue Grafton — her father — gets a welcome new edition

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Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to headline virtual Writers' Weekend

Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, will be the keynote speaker at the virtual Writers' Weekend, a four-day conference that will now be live streamed from 9th-12th July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Guild Finds Writers Are Losing Significant Income

A survey by the Authors Guild of its members found a majority of authors had already lost significant income due to the ongoing pandemic, led by lost fees from appearances and writing opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Ghost Writer: An Author Imagines a Letter From Her Late Grandmother

“Nobody Will Tell You This but Me,” a memoir by Bess Kalb, traces her family history from the Russian pogroms to the American dream. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Brazilian Writer Deletes Children's Book Co-Written By Kobe Bryant

Novelist Paulo Coelho told AP he's deleting the draft of the book he wrote with Bryant "because it didn’t make any sense to publish without him" and it “wouldn’t add anything relevant to him or his family." Continue reading at HuffPost

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RITA romance awards cancelled after race row sparks author boycott

The Romance Writers of America has cancelled its annual RITA awards ceremony after hundreds of authors staged a boycott over an ongoing race row. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Aria takes two more from romance writer Baggot

Head of Zeus imprint Aria has snapped up two more novels by romance writer Mandy Baggot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin Random House defends Zhivago novel against plagiarism claim

Boris Pasternak’s great-niece Anna claims Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept copied her biography of Pasternak’s loverPublisher Penguin Random House has dismissed claims that Lara Prescott, a debut novelist who received a $2m (£1.6m) advance for her novel about the publication of Boris... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Authors pull out of Bradford writers festival in counter-extremism funding row

A number of writers have pulled out of Bradford festival in protest over funding from a government counter-extremism programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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