Today I encountered something that left me fuming and outraged.
I found MY REVIEW of “The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney (dated June 13th, 2017) on another blogger’s blog copied WORD-FOR-WORD! He has no shame!
His review dated July 10th, 2017 did not even mention my name or the name of my blog. Does the fact that he wrote “Source” cover him? In my opinion, without mentioning my blog’s name it makes the post seem as though he wrote it himself.
Scanning through his blog, I realize that most, if not all, of his posts are ones that he did not write. Perhaps he has taken more than one of my posts. Perhaps he has taken one of yours?
Has this ever happened to anyone else? If so, how did you react? What can be done?
Am I being unreasonable? I don’t think so. I take great pains to write original book reviews of books that I have read. I give them a lot of thought and time.
I would have been delighted if he had wanted to use my post by using an excerpt – mentioning where he got it from and then linking to my blog post.
But to take the whole review without mentioning Fictionophile even once… my blood boils. I don’t think that I should have to stand for it. To me it is plagiarism – pure and simple!July 11, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Canadian Atlantic time:
I am VERY PLEASED to report that the offending blog has been taken down. Lucas Yule has sent me an apology via email.
I am extremely grateful for all of the amazing support shown by my fellow bookbloggers. What a fantastic community you all are!