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Adams Media Sued Over ‘The Elf Off the Shelf’

Publisher Creatively Classic Activities and Books (CCA and B) has sued Adams Media, alleging that The Elf Off the Shelf infringes on CCA and B’s copyrighted title, The Elf on the Shelf. The lawsuit also includes Adams editor Brendan O’Neill, publicist Beth Gissinger and designer Jessica Faria.

According to Publishers Weekly, the complaint contains allegations of infringement on copyright, trademarks and website domain name. The publisher seeks a permanent injunction as well as damages for the suit. Adams Media will argue that The Elf Off the Shelf parodies CCA and B’s backlist title.

Here’s more about The Elf Off the Shelf: “It’s the photo-story set to verse of one disgruntled little helper with a gift for making mischief. Whether he’s getting into the eggnog or trying to bed Barbie, his AWOL antics could ruin the holidays for everyone!” As of right now, The Elf Off the Shelf is slated for release on October 18th. CCA and B’s Elf on the Shelf line currently has two products; the original picture book and an activity book.

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Write Bad Jane Austen for Prizes and Publication

Ever read Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and wish you had wrote it first? Now you can enter the Jane Austen parody game with the Bad Austen contest and win $250 in prize money.

Read the complete rules here. Eighty of the 800-word entries will be published in Adams Media’s upcoming compilation,  Bad Austen. Runner-up winners will receive two free copies of the anthology. The judges include Patrice Hannon, Ph.D, Carrie Bebris, and Gregory Bergman. The deadline is March 1st 2011.

Here’s more about the contest: “Our distinguished panelists will then decide which awful scenes to feature in a Bad Austen compilation that will be published in Fall 2011 by Adams Media. You can also vote for your favorite scenes on the site. The top reader-voted scene will receive special recognition in Bad Austen, the book.”