When Cassie Edwards was accused of plagiarism, one of her publishers quickly jumped to her defense. Now they’re taking one big step back (“A Romance Novelist Is Accused of Copying,” by Felicia R. Lee, New York Times):
"Our original comments were based on Signet’s review of a limited selection of passages," Mr. Burke’s statement said. "We believe the situation deserves further review. Therefore we will be examining all of Ms. Edwards’s books that we publish, and based on the outcome of that review we will take action to handle the matter accordingly. We want to make it known that Signet takes any and all allegations of plagiarism very seriously."