I will apologize ahead of time for this rant!!!!
I have recently been tipped off to another blogger that has been copying reviews and writing them off as her own. LITERALLY, word for word! I would not have believed it if I did not see it with my own two eyes! When I saw my post, I decided to go on a little scavenger hunt on her blog…..
Guess what?? Every book review on her blog was stolen from either other blogs or Amazon! I did some quick work and made some screen shots, but only made it back to December 2011. All of the people that were stolen from have been notified and her blog has been taken down. All of her reviews have been removed on Goodreads as well.
The thing that cracks me up is that our conversation went like this…
I will re-do my review that way it has no similarities what so ever to yours. I did read all the books that I have reviews for on my blog and it is not NICE to demand that another person delete their blog just because you say so.
Maybe she is right, I should not be so demanding, but literally every book review is fake. The emails just continued on from there to the point that she is calling me rude and demanding. I am telling her that since she is 28 yrs old, she should know right from wrong and she is the thief not me. To her telling me that if I used the word please, I would get so much further.
This so was NOT how I wanted this to go down. I thought we would have a civilized chat, she would realize she was wrong and all would end well. Duh! We live in the real world, not the dream world!
Anyway, the reason for this rant is to let other bloggers out there know that if they copy someone’s review, eventually, someone will find out. It is only a matter of time. PLEASE….
do us all a favor, read the books and write the reviews using your own words! Save us all the aggravation!
Was that nice enough???
Oh and to my blogger friend, whom, I will not mention her name, but she knows who she is….
Thank you for listening!!!