Here’s an astonishing and rather frightening story about how an Indie Author had his work ripped off by one of the major book conglomerates. To summarize, Carl Ashmore wrote and self-published a series of books called “The TIme Hunters” about a pair of time traveling treasure seeking kids. At one point he had submitted it to HarperCollins “Authonomy” site, which reviewed it positively, and then he went on to write and sell more of his series through Amazon and was doing quite well, until HarperCollins, through a subsidiary “book packaging company” (!?) called Hothouse Fiction emerged with a nearly identical ripoff series, called ‘Time Hunters” (they dropped the “The”) featuring the same characters and adventures as in the “real” original books.
Major corporations like these [bloodsuckers] are always screaming about piracy, but here they appear to be the pirates themselves, and you have to wonder how often this happens.