In October 2019 I sued Emma Chase, S&S, and EverAfter for Copyright Infringement.
My book — PART-TIME PRINCESS — was repurposed as ROYALLY SCREWED by Emma Chase. Royally Screwed hit the NYT Bestseller list. It won best Audible of the Year in Romance in 2016, Passionflix optioned movie rights, foreign rights sold in multiple countries. They sold Royally Screwed EVERYWHERE.
Part-time Princess is not theirs for the taking. My book is NOT in the public domain.
Part-time Princess is copyrighted. Emma Chase and S&S and EverAfter NEVER licensed my book from me. They TOOK it, re-wrote it, and repurposed it without my consent. Chase and Big Pub’s lawyers argue everything they repurposed is ‘allowed.’ Here’s a SAMPLE of what they are saying is allowed.
PART-TIME PRINCESS >> re-written as >> ROYALLY SCREWED **
Here’s another problem.
There’s no way all this overlap in all these patterns could have happened due to ‘Inspiration’ ‘Trope’, or ‘Stock.’ It is logistically impossible. My book was WIDE OPEN while it was being re-written. Tell me again why they’re allowed to take my book??
Do you think I am the ONLY person Big Pub is re-purposing?
It’s time to stand up for your copyright, people. If we let bigger author brands and Big Publishing repurpose our books — we can kiss copyright goodbye as it will be meaningless.
The Lawsuit is still on hold due to Covid pandemic. I’ll continue to blog and add more information when I can. Writer pals encouraged me to do a Go Fund Me to defray some of my legal bills which are substantial. Donate if you can, share the Go Fund Me page, share the graphs. https://www.gofundme.com/f/big-pub-amp-authors-stop-repurposing-our-books
|Part-time Princess||Role/Details||Royally Screwed||RS Role/Details||Details|
|Prince Nicholas Frederick Timmel||Hero||Prince Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward of Pembrook||Hero|
|Lady Esmeralda||Good friend to Heroine||Lady Esmerelda||Good friend to Hero|
|Lucy ‘Lucille’ Trabbicio–||Heroine||Lady Lucy ‘Lucille’ Deringer||Villainess|
|MadDog Bar||Bar where Heroine works/hangs out||Horny Goat Pub||Bar where Hero hangs out||Name construction -- Adjective + Animal + Bar|
|Lizzie||Nickname that Prince Nicholas calls Heroine||Livvy||Nickname that Prince Nicholas calls Heroine||SIMILAR: Li+zz +ie, Li+vv +y|
|David Billingsley||Owner of Penthouse|
|Tomas||Royal Security Guard||Tommy||Royal Security Guard||SAME: name and occupation|
|Mark Whitford||Mean boss who threatens the heroine financially||Stan Marksum of Wilford||Mean bill collector who threatens the heroine||SIMILAR names and traits|
|Lady Joan Brady, a Barrister||A red-headed, close friend of the Heroine, works as a Barrister||Earl Simon Barrister, a copper-headed, close friend of the Hero,||Works at Barrister’s Department Store||Noble title + hair color + close friend + “Barrister”|
|BFF to Heroine back home in Chicago|
A + li + consonant + a
BFF to Heroine back home in NYCE + consonant + li + e
|BFF to Heroine Similar name construction. Alida spouts off in Spanish because she is LATINA|
|Cristoph||A handsome man - Prince Cristoph||Christopher||A handsome man - Queen's secretary|
|Marty||Patron at Heroine's bar||Marty||Helper at Heroine's coffee shop|
|Marie Callendar's, Beyoncé, Brad Pitt, Kardashian, Linda Blair and The Exorcist, James Bond, Jeopardy||Brands||Marie Callendar's, Beyoncé, Brad Pitt, Kardashian, Linda Blair and The Exorcist, James Bond, Jeopardy||Brands|
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