Monday, October 10, 2011

Monster Memoirs Vs Monster Memoirs

I notice that Josh Gates - of TV's Destination Truth - has a book out. Its title: Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter.

Er...didn't someone else once write a book called Memoirs of a Monster Hunter?

What's also interesting is that right next to my photo on the back cover of my Memoirs it describes the book with the following opening words: "Part X-Files, part Crocodile Hunter..."

On the back of Gates' book, right next to his photo, it describes the book with the following opening words: "Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue..."

Hmmmm...

16 comments:

Autumnforest said...

You got me with "monster hunter!" Sounds great.

Jason Korbus said...

Noticed this as well. I think it is kind of cheap that either no one noticed, or cares that they took your title. But then, Troy Taylor shamelessly rips off the titles of old Harry Price books. Maybe you'll get a few book sales out of this? How do you feel about it all?

Nick Redfern said...

Jason:

To be honest, there's nothing that can be done about it, as (a lot of people dont realize this) under most circumstances you can't copyright the title of a book.

And, yes, maybe it will add to sales LOL! But, yeah, there's plenty of other options they could have used.

What's also interesting is that right next to my photo on the back cover of my Memoirs it describes the book with the following opening words: "Part X-Files, part Crocodile Hunter..."

On the back of Gates' book, right next to his photo, it describes the book with the following opening words: "Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue..."

Hmmmm...

Linda Godfrey said...

Your book is still the original - and BEST!

Paul Kimball said...

Keep an eye out for my soon-to-be-released book - "Final Events". ;-)

Paul

Nick Redfern said...

Thanks Linda!

Jon Downes said...

I am thinking of writing a cookery book/home makeover manual called 'A Covert Agenda'. I am sure that you won't mind

Nick Redfern said...

Paul:

Haha! And that reminds me, I am setting up a company called Red Star Films!

;)

Nick Redfern said...

Jonny:

LOLOL, as long as I get to sample the food that's cool!

Jon Downes said...

I was thinking of starting a massage parlour called 'Bodysnatchers in the Desert`...

Nick Redfern said...

Jonny:
I have a feeling your list is going to be endless LOL.

Nick Redfern said...

Jonny
How about we team up and write a book on the history of the Mayan culture and call it The Mothman Prophecies?

:)

spiraldance said...

Destination Imitation? Great show.

Nick Redfern said...

LOL

Neil A said...

Hey Nick, it must be frustrating, sadly it happens all the time. Hopefully people will buy your book instead of his, Destination Truth has to be the most irritating show on tv. I'm off to write a book about Liam Gallagher now, it's called Man-Monkey. Hope you don't mind ;-)

Nick Redfern said...

Neil:
I kind of find it just plain stupid more than anything else. After all, how hard can it be to come up with something original? Not very, surely!