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Friday, January 28, 2011

Bad Literary Pirates Cause Book to go Viral...and That's Good!

Talk about turning the tables on the bad guys...

Bad guys pirate a new author's debut novel; novel turns out to be a well-conceived and well-written fantasy masterpiece; novel goes viral due to tons and tons of illegal downloads!

A scenario made for a novel story itself...Hell, this would make a great screenplay...Just an idea.

The new fantasy fiction author is J. S. Chancellor whose first novel Son of Ereubus (book one of a trilogy) was published by Rhemalda Publishing in November 2010, just two months ago.

More details provided by PRWeb.com:

Small Press Publisher Takes Advantage of Literary Pirates

Small press Rhemalda Publishing debuted three titles during 2010, one of which was pirated−and it went viral.

Just two weeks after Rhemalda Publishing released Son of Ereubus, Book One in the new Guardians of Legend trilogy, author J. S. Chancellor’s epic fantasy book was stolen by literary pirates. The stolen book went viral, with staggering numbers of downloads from multiple sites. Rhemalda Publishing had to make a choice--use valuable resources to take up a fight against the pirates or find a way to use it to its advantage.

Rhemalda Publishing and Author J.S. Chancellor teamed up by posting a request on Chancellor’s Facebook fan page for readers who had downloaded the book illegally to consider posting a review of the book online.

When asked how she felt about her debut novel--which she had worked 14 years writing and perfecting-- being pirated, Chancellor responded, “I’m not Stephen King, folks…and I’m flattered that someone out there, somewhere, thinks it’s good enough to steal. Honestly. But that warm fuzzy feeling, like a good strong night’s worth of drinks, leads a vicious migraine and one hell of a stomachache.”

Now, months later, the reviews are coming in and they are not being shy, stating that J. S. Chancellor's book, Son of Erebus, will sit on shelves next to the likes of Tolkien, Barker, King and Goodkind. The book is quickly gaining notice. Although coming in a less desirable way, the attention garnered by the pirating "attack" has hoisted interest in the book.

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