Moderator Notices: Discovery. DON'T POST STORY IDEAS, Spoilers, etc.

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by trampledamage, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Pretty Kitty

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  2. JD

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    It's not from Pocket (or Titan) so it would have to be.
     
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  5. Marynator

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    @trampledamage if this ever happens "Shut That Shit Down!" must be the thread title!
     
  6. JD

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    For anyone not in the know just coming into this thread, pretty much any fiction not published by Pocket Books, Titan, or Insight Editions is being sold illegally.
     
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    Anyone know if it's a good story?
     
  8. Daddy Todd

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    I’m currently fighting my way through the worst Star Trek novel ever published (“The Price of the Phoenix”) and I’m willing to bet that one is worse.
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    I "reported incorrect product information" on volume 2 of this series on Amazon. Let's see what happens.

    The author also lists a couple of unlicensed Star Wars and Batman novels.
     
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  10. thribs

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    Worried that the authors might steal them? They’remore and welcome with mine if I was to post one.
     
  11. JD

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    It doesn't matter, it's a legal thing. Even if you say that now, for they know you could change your mind, and the author and Pocket could then find themselves in a potential legal battle that could go on for years and cost a shitload of money.
     
  12. Christopher

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    More to the point, it's not about any one individual. No matter how many well-meaning fans there are, it just takes one jerk trying to lay a trap for a lawsuit, so we can't take the chance. It has to be a consistent policy, no exceptions.

    Not to mention that we don't need to. We're trained professionals, and we have plenty of ideas of our own. If you have an idea for a story, that's your story to tell, if you can figure out how. Basic ideas are a dime a dozen, and any given one will surely have occurred to many different people. What makes it a story worth telling is your own personal spin on it, your own insight into how to take it somewhere that isn't basic or obvious.
     
  13. trampledamage

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    I've merged my separate "Spoilers in a SPOILER thread into this one. This is the pertinent information repeated:

     
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