I have some apologizing to do! However, before I go on, I want you all to know...I HONESTLY HAD NO IDEA!!
So as some of you may have heard, a horrible act of plagiarism in the book world, and I unfortunately have been unintentionally (on my part) became involved!
A few weeks ago, I received an email from the author accused of these allegations. She first found me on Facebook asking me to promote her novel, and then emailed me. I was excited to help, because I love helping indie authors get out their books into the world. I never thought something like this would happen!
Well, my post went up on her books release date.
I will admit, I did not get a chance to read it. I have also never read the book that was plagiarized, even though I believe I bought it for my Kindle when I first got it, but due to too many books that need to be read, it just never made it to the top of the list.
I have since deleted the promotion post, and honestly right now, I'm questioning whether or not I should be accepting anymore books from indie authors to promote. This is NOT me saying I'm accusing all Indie authors of plagiarizing! OH NOT AT ALL!! I swear!!
It is just that my reputation is on the line here! Including all of the other bloggers that this author emailed and got to join in on her blog tour!!
The Romance Bookie is my baby! I have worked my butt off to where I am right now!! It's taken over two and a half years, and honestly I'm still working towards more! I do not need some author, blogger, or anyone else ruining that for me!
I am not saying all indie authors are like this author...not at all! I'm just worried! What would happen if this happened again?! I could get hate messages! I am a good person, and would never want to ruin anyone's reputation, so I find this to be 100% unacceptable!!
At first, when I read the article I was thinking, "Who knows? Maybe it's just some jealous person who was trying to take down another author?" But then I went on this authors Twitter page, Facebook page...and guess what? ALL DELETED!! They no longer exist!
That's extremely suspicious behavior right there, in my opinion!!
Anyway, the point of this post...it's sad how one author could do this! Because not only did this author ruin her reputation FOREVER!! she could have also ruined a lot of blogs out there! We've had enough of these plagiarizing scandals, here in the book blogging world! We don't need any more!!
The Romance Bookie
PS: BTW on a happier note...Meg-A Readers starts on Tuesday!!