The Plagiarism Curse!

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Just imagine this scenario…

You’ve worked your brains off, burnt the midnight oil, toiled endlessly to bring out your dream book. Then just imagine your horror, when you see your book ( yes the same one but with some changes here and there) on Amazon and maybe by a mainstream publisher! You can imagine your horror and dismay.

It’s akin to someone violating you, taking away what belongs to you. I have read at least two posts on the subject and I just want to add my bit to it.

If you are a self published author or traditionally published or whatever, just ensure that you get a copy right for your works. It’s so important, it’s SO vital. Don’t make the mistake of thinking, ‘yeah, my work is out, nobody can plagiarise or steal it!’ But people do STEAL novels, works of art etc.

As much as I love people and all that, I’m not a novice… There are BAD people out there, worse than the devil (if you believe he exist!) So a word is enough for the wise.

If you want to register your work in the UK, go to the this link, I registered mine there. http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/  If you live in other parts of the world,  I believe you can still register your works with them. But you can still do a bit of research, Google it, find out from other sources and try to REGISTER your work now! It’s just a few pounds or dollars as the case may be.

And this is a disclaimer; I’m not being paid by anyone to do this but I believe I owe it as a duty to my fellow authors, we need to stick together against rogues and thieves!

The plagiarism curse will not happen to us, and if you’re not a writer but need patent for your business, please, don’t delay! Register your work to save you heartaches in the future!!

Now enough of my moaning, how are you guys doing today? I hope you’re all good wherever you are. Enjoy the rest of your day and live well.

Much love, always!  🙂  🙂

Givers.

Hankale (Check republic)

(Photo credit: Hankale.)

”He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”

Jim Elliot.

I was looking for my dictionary and decided to check my library which was overflowing with books, journals, novels and whatnot when I saw one of my old diaries. I picked it up and a rumpled piece of paper slipped out. I looked at it and saw this quote which I wrote in 2008 (I always date my entries) I stopped on my tracks as my mind went into overdrive, what do we give that we cannot keep?

I have a picture of what I cannot keep that I’ll give away but I’m not sure if it applied to everyone. This quote stayed on my mind all day and I decided to post it and ask your opinions What do you think friends?

I value your friendships, always!