Good holy ripoff. This is the biggest case of copyright infringement with chutzpah that I’ve ever seen. Cooks Source Magazine should be strung up from the rafters and flogged with barbed wire. Please read Copyright Infringement and Me, as authors need to be aware of what this disreputable magazine happily admits to doing WITH YOUR HARD WORK!
What really irritates me is that authors invariably ask me whether their work is safe when they query, and I tell them of course it is. After all, we’re way too busy looking for the next great book to worry about ripping someone off. Then a story like this comes along, and suddenly I worry about every author who puts their work on the internet. Even though you’re protected, you still have to go after these unscrupulous sons of motherless swine. Normally, a threat is good enough – unless you’re unlucky enough to be ripped off by editors like Cooks Source. They are betting that you don’t have the money or time to go after them, so they perpetuate their crimes.
This is an open message to always be diligent when you post your work online because there are arrogant scum sucking sewer dwellers who will steal your work and then expect you to thank them for doing you a service. I’m sickened right down to my dangling participles. Beagle, fire up the blender and contact your possy of German Shepherds…they need to go hunting twisted Cooks Source editors.
Edited to add:
Those of you with Twitter accounts, I recommend that you let Cooks Source know how you feel about their illegal practices. Here is their Twitter name: @cookssource