Disappointed is an understatement... however it appears that I have been reported for “violation of copyright” for my Jean Harlow biography The Carpenters’ Daughter. In a way it’s quite a good effort as only a dozen copies exist, but obviously the book has been removed from sale by Lulu and (even though the Doctor Who book is okay), I have taken the decision to make the rest of my books unavailable too.
Writing is a hobby... something that I enjoy... something that I hope I’m reasonably good at, but not something I’m prepared to get into trouble over; especially given the facts that my original intention was never to sell the books publicly and the hobby has certainly not made me any money...
So there are a select few of you out there that own a piece of suddenly rare (but hardly highly-prized) non-fiction. The good (or bad depending on your viewpoint) news is that I have written permission from ITV for use of pictures in my as yet untitled book about Coronation Street and I also have a partially completed novel that I can now concentrate on progressing... I’d like to see my attempt at fiction breach any copyright... but I’m sure stranger things have happened.
I would still be really pleased to receive any reviews... and thank you to every one of you who was prepared to buy one or more of my books. I will always be amazed that someone would be prepared to spend money and time on something I have written...
Time to sit through some vintage Corrie now... all in the name of research...
PS: The picture is of a cigarette card that I own... paranoia setting in...
All my own work... almost.