• Random House sued ME; not the other way around.
  • Random House filed suit to silence the facts I was posting on the web.
  • There has been NO trial on the facts, only the Random House effort to prevent a trial.
  • The only sworn statements made under penalty of perjury are affidavits from me and my experts, nothing from RH.
  • The judge refused to consider any expert analysis.
  • Despite suing me first, Random House & Sony UNsuccessfully demanded that I pay the $310,000 in legal fees they spent to sue me.
  • Contrary to the Random House spin, I am not alleging plagiarism of general issues, but of several hundred very specific ones.
  • This is not about money. Anything I win goes to charity.

Legal filings and the expert witness reports are HERE

I have a second blog, Writopia
which focuses on Dan Brown's pattern of falsehoods
and embellishment of his personal achievements.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Another "Lay Reader" Weighs In On Plagiarism

"Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue (2000), is close enough in plot and content that there has been legal accusation of plagiarism against Brown by Perdue. I read the Perdue book also, and I do find significant similarities. Perdue identifies over thirty "elements." However, if you want more thrills and shoot-em-ups, read Daughter of God."

Read the whole post.


Blogger Mark said...

"This information came to me via a published author friend of Dan Brown.)

Susan G.
Susan Gable"

The information is about the DVC arcs sent to zillions of bookstores. I wonder what this published author friend knows?

Fri Jun 10, 07:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Well, I do know that random House sent out more than 10,000 ARCs (that's Advance Reading Copies for the non-publishing readers) to bookstores and others ... that is an astounding number and is responsible for a large part of the book's promo success ...

Is there more to learn?

Sat Jun 11, 06:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

The context of her post at absolutewrite was that word of mouth helped sell the book. That kind of promotion by the publisher is a good enough reason to me.

Sat Jun 11, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jocelyn Smith said...

Where've you been, Lewis? Any new developments in the case?

What about those bios you were talking about writing?

Thu Jun 30, 05:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Just home after an extended trip (since May 22) that took me to Mississippi twice to help organize the Books 'n Blues events (, to NYC for Book Expo, to Colorado Springgs for a surprise 75th birthday party for a good friend and Lake Tahoe for some vacation for the family.

We have intense interest for the investigative biography of Dan Brown and the whole DVCode issue and I'm finishing up the proposal and should have a contract soon.

Thu Jun 30, 07:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

Have a great time in Tahoe. Great place as is Stanley Idaho where I was today.

Sat Jul 09, 08:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Stanley's beautiful.

I'm back in Sonoma ... and grateful to call such a wonderful place "home."

How's your leg?

Nasty beasts, those ATVs

Sat Jul 09, 08:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

Well it's healed and I'm back to work, but the doctor still referred me to a specialist later in the month. They are nasty and tip over real easy. I found that out firsthand. Thanks for asking.

Yes Sonoma is nice. I lived in Sebastopol for quite a while. Being near Jack London's can't hurt for literary inspiration. As long as one avoids his lifespan. Jeez.

Sun Jul 10, 07:22:00 AM PDT  

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