Inktober Book Plagerism Accusations

  • @burvantill dang! I knew I should’ve bought it!

  • @burvantill I preordered it too and I was told by Amazon to expect to it tomorrow. I just got an email today saying it was “undeliverable” and that I will be refunded. 😞 Did you also get it from Amazon? If not I want to try a different source.

  • @alexthoffman I pre-ordered from amazon June 12 and kept getting delayed shipment emails from them. I wrote chronicle and asked them about the release status and this was their reply on nov 23:
    "The release has been put on hold indefinitely until the artists in question come to an agreement. Did you pre-order it through us directly? If not, I recommend asking for a refund from wherever you pre-ordered the book from."

    Mine was delivered today--surely chronicle knew this Nov 23. I am very disappointed in chronicle's failure to support @Jake-Parker. I am glad I did not cancel my order, as I do not see it currently on amazon as available to order.

    I have only glanced through it, but accusations that the drawings are not in Jake's style are ludicrous.
    Looking forward to starting off 2021 with this book as a guide. I hope it will be available to everyone soon!


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    @alexthoffman dang. I got mine from amazon. That’s weird. 🤔

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    @BichonBistro agreed. This has Jake Parker written all over it. I didn’t find any page to be anything other than a representation of everything I have learned from him. I love all of his little tips and advice throughout the book. Someday I’m gonna have to meet him in person and get him to sign it. 😂

  • @alexthoffman said in Inktober Book Plagerism Accusations:

    @burvantill I preordered it too and I was told by Amazon to expect to it tomorrow. I just got an email today saying it was “undeliverable” and that I will be refunded. 😞 Did you also get it from Amazon? If not I want to try a different source.

    Same with me. I'm pretty disappointed about this and now it isn't available to re-order. Let me know if you find a different source.

  • Just got my book via UPS and Amazon and its 100% Jake...
    What a mess this was and irrational to play that game.

    Anyways, I love it so far. I didn't expect this much content!

  • Mine was just cancelled by Amazon as well. 😞

  • sounds like a we sell the books we already printed and let it then be situation
    can you give any infos on the situation? in case its becoming a rare thing i would snatch it then too instead to wait a bit with it.

  • It's here!! Thank you so much! There's a great deal of content and wonderful drawings for inspiration and quotes! I'm loving it! Of course, I can't read it fully just yet because my 10yo, newly-christened Inktober-ite has snatched it and isn't giving it back until she's made her first reading. From both of us, thank you so much @jake-parker!

  • @Molambo I wouldn't be surprised if there was an agreement be able to distribute whatever was printed and the book will need revisions and be released next year. Unfortunately between trademarking and this accusation Parker's reputation has taken a hit whether the man did anything wrong or not.

    I'm waiting for "Slowvember" to be trademarked next. If I had the $800 I would do so.

  • Ah man! I’m so jealous of those that still received a copy when I was placed in the ‘Cancelled by Amazon’ category. I pre-ordered it almost as soon as it was available and still didn’t make the cut. Bummer.

  • @Bricz-Art I emailed Chronicle to express my disappointment with their lack of support to @Jake-Parker and failure to communicate the status of the book to advance purchasers. I also shared my opinion that charges of plagiarism are baseless, after reviewing my copy (having viewed Mr. Dunn's video in August). I had to email twice to get a reply. Here is their reply:

    "We have paused the publication of Inktober until further notice. Last week, Amazon inadvertently shipped a small amount of copies to customers that had pre-ordered the book earlier this year. They have since placed all books back on hold and returning remaining copies to us. We apologize for the confusion."

    I feel very fortunate to have received a copy and hope this will be resolved soon, no thanks to Chronicle btw.

  • @BichonBistro
    of course...and its not listed anymore where i have seen it before. shouldnt have waited.
    i guess its time to wait till he finds a other publisher? i am not sure how all that stuff works but the book itself should be jakes, right?

  • @BichonBistro What a beautiful cover!

    I went to check where they had originally canceled my order in June and.... the book is still listed for pre-order for March 2021. So I pre-ordered it along with a copy of The Little Snowplow to add to my creative bank account. I’m curious to see if Indigo cancels it.

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    @BichonBistro Wow! I am sorry for everyone that did not get the copy they preordered but I can’t help but feel like I won a lottery here.
    Jumping for joy while trying to feel sympathetic is a tough emotion. 😬😶🙃

  • SVS OG

    I, too, got my copy and am thinking I should seal it in plastic because it might become a collector's item some day. But I'm enjoying it too much to seal it up.

    I hope you all get yours eventually and I will add that I bought Alphonso's Dunns books a long time ago and now that I have Jake's and can compare them, they are very different. The controversy should never have happened.

  • Glad I looked at this forum. I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon a while ago and I noticed that my copy has been shipped, but there have been "delays"getting it to my door for the last couple days. I've never had this problem with Amazon. I hope it gets here, I've been looking forward to getting it.

  • SVS OG

    This is the message Amazon just gave me:

    Unfortunately, a problem occurred during shipping and we had to cancel your delivery. The package is being returned, and we will issue a refund within 3 - 5 business days after the return is processed. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.

    Does that mean no more copies are available? This “controversy “ continues to be a pain in the butt.

  • SVS OG

    @BichonBistro just saw this. Arghh

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