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Friday, November 11, 2011

An unexpected result

Well, here is a new way to boost sales -- be outed by your publisher for lifting others' material

As I reported earlier, Q.R. Markham's debut thriller, Assassin of Secrets, was pulled by its publisher, Little, Brown, for apparently quite blatant use of passages from other authors' novels, including the James Bond series.

And what happened?  Sales zoomed.  Before it was pulled the novel was about 62,000 in the popularity stakes.

And now:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#4 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
#67 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Suspense

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