I admit that The Office was one of my favorite fanfictions of all the time. I read it at least twice when I got the pdf of the already pulled story. It’s been pulled since 2009 at least.
Last year there was lot of buzz about The Office being published in a serie of FIVE (yes, FIVE) books. The original pdf has like 470 pages, and I really didn’t know where there was so many pages.
Then the 2 authors (really, there were 2 to change the names), Christina Hobbs (tby789) and Lauren Billings (lolashoes), said they wouldn’t use more than 20% of the “original” story.
(Just to clarify: yes, both of them said that. But I wondered at that time what kind of “story” there was because The Office was like 90% plot porn).
Anyway last year I borrowed the first book from a friend (because you must know I DON’T BUY P2P) and I expected to see the 20% of similarity… but I saw 40%!!!
The entire first chapter is THE OFFICE with change of names! ]
And there was no chemistry between the two “new” (*snorts*) characters. In fanfiction you already have the idea of who is who, what kind of relationship they have, but the reader of fanfiction just want to see them in a different way or story. Maybe that was the wrong choice in BB series. They plariagized their very first chapter as it was a fanfiction, and then… PLOT PORN. Nothing new happened. No character, no chemistry… It was just… strange.
Anyway, my advise is here: DON’T BUY BEAUTIFUL BASTARD. It’s not worth. Read the fanfiction FOR FREE. And basta.
(if you want to read critic reviews about the book, read this and this).
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The most famous case is not the first, but it’s the most succesful. Master of the Universe was a online fanfiction published between 2009-2011 by Snowsqueen Icedragon (whom still has an author profile on FFnet) on her website (now deleted).
After gaining some reputation inside the Twilight Fanfiction database, she decided to publish her story Master of the Universe (first thanks to TWCS, then to some american publish house). BUT she decided to do that AFTER she gained the trust and taste of her public. If you want to know how she did that, please read this and this.
Anyway, when her book was out there, I decided to give it a chance. Master of the Universe was my favorite fanfiction at that time, and I really wanted to see how the published version was (if there were new characters, new situations etc).
What was my surprise to see just a few changes (color eyes for example) and absolutely NOTHING new? She just CHANGED the names!
And the sucess? (almost) ALL her fanbase bought the damn book. That’s why it became famous and more and more readers wanted to know about it!
Don’t be stupid. Don’t buy P2P books. It’s just a lazy way to some lazy authors earn too much easy money.
Books are more than that. DON’T BUY IT! Instead, read the online fanfiction. Google it!
And this one has a comparison between Motu and FSoG.
Next case: The Office/Beautiful Bastard series. See you all TOMORROW!
If you are highly disappointed about the free fanfictions posted in websites such as Fanfiction.Net or TWCS that suddenly find disappeared online because the authors wanted to publish it as “original”, here it’s da place for you! Let us know if you find out some online fanfiction got published with another name! Email us : firstname.lastname@example.org
DON’T BUY P2P BOOKS. IT’S AN EASIER WAY FOR AUTHORS TO EARN MONEY USING FANBASES!!