Happy early birthday to me...
I'm being plagiarized in a very vulgar, crude, and careless manner.
I decided to check my email one last time before bed. To my surprise, I have an email from Chris Woodyard waiting for me. It appears an unscrupulous Ebay member decided to make some quick cash and has been reprinting my book, Haunted Cuyahoga, on cruddy, spiral-bound paper and selling copies!
Apparently, troop_211 hasn't just pinpointed me as her sole victim. She has also reprinted several other books, spiral-bound them, and is selling the fakes on the website.
No, I'm not taking this lying down. I have already contacted Lulu's copyright and intellectual copyright infringement department and am taking action... whatever can be done, at least.
I realize many of us are suffering from a worrisome economy, but last I checked, piracy is a major faux pas to say the very least! Hopefully something can be done. In the mean time, I'll see what Lulu has to say... and you can bet I'll be tracking down the other people being ripped off and notifying them immediately!
Seriously, I didn't need help in losing faith in humanity this year.