Hey, did any of you know about this one?
Step 1: Author (or maybe plagiarist, I don’t know) produces a book and self-publishes it.
Step 2: The book enjoys a certain number of sales, which tale off.
Step 3: As the sales decline, the author sells the rights to another person.
Step 4: This person changes the character names, puts on a different cover, puts her name on the book, and re-publishes it as though it’s a different book that she wrote herself.
Thanks to yet another post by Nora Roberts, I now know about this.
Such creativity! Maybe these people should try applying that creativity toward writing their own books. Granted, that would take longer and be more difficult.