Monday, June 18, 2012

The Benford Plagiarism Dossier 15

Benson has been frantically trying to cover her tracks
but we have many downloads, screen-dumps, some hard copy and this
a listing at The British Library
Begin forwarded message:

From: vade.
Subject: Hoist by her own petard
Date: 17 June 2012 01:29:06 GMT+01:00
To: Alex Keegan

This could be your back-up in case JB does manage to wipe the existence of her books from the internet, and you need something in the way of harder proof. In her attempt to gain credibility as a writer by having books published in her name without doing any of the writing, she forgot one thing...

Most of JB's books, save the recent stand alone versions of the shorts Postcards, Holiday Memory and Second Hand Santas, have ISBNs. 

To my knowledge, every book published in the UK that has an ISBN is held by the British Library, and hers definitely are. If a book bears an ISBN, then it's mandatory to send a copy to the British Library.

Publishers are not obligated to send in ebooks, though, but may do so if they wish. I guess there's a chance JB may have, too, but I don't know if ebooks are currently being cataloged or not. (NB There may be a difference in content between the ebook and paper versions of JB's books.)

Best wishes


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