Monday, September 8, 2008

Also to be fair he is moving the lexicon and he is the one that threatened to close it. The judgement only applies to the book. he got in trouble when he did not acknowledge where the quotes came from.
In fact he did not put it in quotes at all.I read the trial transcripts. (Yup I do have time on my hands).
It seems to me he was used badly by the shady publishing house who contacted him. he did not know how to legally anecdote a book and the sleazeball publisher did not have a competent editor assigned to him.
Now the poor guy hasn't got a chance to publish anything because his name is mud in the book world.
If he had a good publishing house, a mentor and a good editor we would have had another reference book.
I'm not a lawyer but have been, unfortunately, a witness in a publishing case. Had to write a complete textbook and prepare all new study material in a two month period one year because of a unknowing person thinking that you did not have to use anecdotes.
Everyone wants to spend your 25th wedding anniversary long distance on the phone with your editor right! Grandma

2 comments:

Pren said...

oh that sucks for him. what a shame this all is. it seems like everything was well documented on the site. i dont know why it would have been any different in a book. but i guess there is the easy to understand way to do it and then the right way. hahaha.

Pren said...

oh that sucks for him. what a shame this all is. it seems like everything was well documented on the site. i dont know why it would have been any different in a book. but i guess there is the easy to understand way to do it and then the right way. hahaha.