4.28.2006

Little, Brown pulls plug on copy/paste novel

"Unintentional and unconscious" use of 40-some passages just doesn't cut the mustard, I guess.

5 comments:

Trevor Jackson said...

"Ms. Viswanathan worked with Alloy Entertainment in developing the concept for the book and its first four chapters."

Is that what this Harvard student is talking about? "Viswanathan was able to pay $20,000 for a college counselor who put her into contact with a publisher."

What is going on in publishing? How naive am I about good work being more important than a good story about the writer of the good work?

Trevor Jackson said...

" . . . of the not-so-good work" is what I meant to say.

the plunge said...

Youch, an editor of the Crimson talking about the "injustice" of another Harvard student being "lucky enough" to have access to high-quality connections?

And what are you, pal, a fucking pox-infected outcast?

Trevor Jackson said...

Ha. Great point. Didn't Jesus have some advice about getting the chunk of wood out of your own eye? Smart guy, that Jesus.

Lizzie Skurnick, the Old Hag, has more to say about this "packager" that Viswanathan worked with in this Harvard Independent piece. She clarifies the Indy piece here.

Grendel said...

It's not over. Now someone has noticed plagiarism from a second novel...