The Agent Game

A viewpoint on publishing

Today on Twitter….

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  • 11:30 Amazed at # of queries this week that have almost same plot as recent bestsellers, with only small changes to names and settings. #
  • 12:32 @SunnySoCal In broad terms, you can’t copyright an idea, just a particular expression of that idea. So it’s usually legal. #
  • 12:35 @NancySWest That’s a pretty good way of putting it. #
  • 12:40 It depends on the extent of the changes. Search and replace? No. Same central plot, same themes, same basic protags? It depends. #
  • 12:41 RT @Ginger_Clark: Authors: don’t query me via Twitter. #pubtip | *facepalm* #
  • 12:44 @lights_aurora Yikes! I hadn’t seen that one yet, so thanks. I think the blog post in question is here: is.gd/3OZZd #
  • 15:44 RT @doctorow: It’s easier to write a novel every year than one every decade. Daily practice makes all the difference. #

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Written by incognito

30 September 2009 at 10:55 pm

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