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BOOK PLAGIARIZED -- REPUBLISHED UNDER NEW TITLE

 BOOK PLAGIARIZED -- REPUBLISHED UNDER NEW TITLE
 MARENGO, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial News Syndicate


today released the following:
 Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr., author of "The Bank Book" (HarperCollins), has announced that his book has been plagiarized and republished under the name "Cash In On The Banking Crisis."
 The original copyright violation, supposedly authored by Seth Adler, was a word-for-word copy of the legitimate abridged audio version from Random House Audio and was sold by Syndicated Financial Disclosures (SFD). Worse than the plagiarism itself, the purchaser of the rip-off copy is given the "right" to republish the stolen work. That's how the purchasers are supposed to "cash-in," by selling their version of the book. Since then, SFD has begun selling an edited, second edition of Mrkvicka's book under the company name of Consolidated Financial Disclosures. As Mrkvicka feared, a number of individual "franchises" have surfaced, and recently a third edition became available from yet another company.
 "The Bank Book," heralded by the prestigious Library Journal as "One of the best books for wise and inquiring consumers," in addition to being available in hardcover, is available in softcover for $10. The plagiarized reprints, that are but a fraction of Mrkvicka's text, are selling for up to $29.95 plus S&H.
 Mrkvicka stated, "After over a year of working with my publishers and the authorities, my copyright is still being violated. In the meantime, my career and experience, the years it took me to write the book, and even my biography have been 'stolen.' More importantly, it is intolerable, as I have spent my entire adult life trying to help people protect their finances, to have my work used to defraud them. Sadly, with each passing day, there are more innocent victims losing money and led to believe they can republish my book."
 Daria Dolen of CNBC's "Smart Money" said about "The Bank Book," "If you're interested in finding out how to save money when you do your banking, pick up 'The Bank Book.' It truly is a wonderful book.'' William Donoghue of Tribune
Media Service writes, "Bank customers can learn a lot from this book." "The National Educator" says, "'The Bank


Book' is one small investment that will pay you dividends for the rest of your life. Get a copy while you can.''
 Mrkvicka ended by stating, "The response to my work has been nothing but positive. It's a shame that anyone would pay more than necessary to receive the valuable information it contains. I feel obligated to warn consumers. Then too, authors need to know how easily their work can be plagiarized and their copyright violated."
 Financial News Syndicate, a syndicate devoted exclusively to financial writers, is wholly owned by Reliance Enterprises, Inc., a national financial consulting firm.
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 /CONTACT: Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr., of Financial News Syndicate, 815-568-8267, or fax, 815-568-0487/ CO: Financial News Syndicate ST: Illinois IN: SU:


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