Romance writer Elizabeth Nelson’s stories will “tickle your fancy and leave you wanting more”—that is, when she’s not stealing photos.
Turns out Nelson’s recently deleted Amazon photo was actually from an ad for Revlon hair extensions.
In the e-book community, this photo of a bombshell was … a bombshell.
From Business Insider
It turned out that many other authors had a problem with Nelson, who has been accused of plagiarism. The summary of her new, free e-book "Trinity (The Executive's Affair)" is almost word-for-word taken from the description of "Billionaire Bodyguard," which Kristi Avalon published last year.
Writers are now warning their peers to make sure Nelson—if that is her real name—hasn’t stolen anything from them:
Nelson has not only changed her author photo on Amazon, but edited her bio and deleted her personal Facebook account. She still has her Twitter account
, a professional Facebook page
and an author website
, each of which still feature the Revlon photo.
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Be warned, anyone looking to establish a personal brand on social media: Use your own photos.