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 Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book?

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dtpollard
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PostSubject: Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book?   Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book? EmptyThu Mar 26, 2009 4:15 am

Comedian Steve Harvey's recent #1 New York Times bestselling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, is embroiled in a bit of controrversy. It seems that a Chicago Author, Sharon P. Carson, self-published a book with a the title, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man in 2003. She has read Harvey's book and her take on it is below. Harvey was recently on Oprah twice due to the positive response from women viewers. Could Oprah be involved in yet another book backlash?

http://www.prlog.org/10191232-did-steve-harvey-copy-the-book-title-act-like-lady-think-like-man.html

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Carol Troestler
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PostSubject: Re: Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book?   Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book? EmptyThu Mar 26, 2009 4:24 am

That was interesting, but the first self-published author is going to get a lot of interest in her book, similar book but from a woman's point of view with the other published book from a man's point of view. If these books are presented together on Oprah, they are both going to sell lots of copies, and perhaps show the self-published one is as good as the other.

It will be interesting to see what happens. It might be some good news for all of us.

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Dick Stodghill
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It's possible, but I doubt that much will come of it. She will have a lot of proving to do to make her case. Coincidences happen all the time in fiction, especially mysteries, because an event will create an idea in two or more minds.
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Shelagh
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PostSubject: Re: Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book?   Was A #1 NYT Bestseller A Stolen Book? EmptyThu Mar 26, 2009 7:09 am

I agree with Dick. If publishers don't like titles, they ask authors to change them. If the editors did there job properly, they would have been aware that the title was already in use and yet still decided to go with it.

However, it is good publicity for the self-published book and should be maximised!

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