Wednesday, March 14, 2012

another Marcos Soriano?

Apparently there's another person with the same name as me who's also interested in writing and self-publishing. I stumbled across a book titled TIMBUKTU: An African Tale, which is available for download on Kindle. Here's the teaser: "In an Africa long forgotten, a Prince will soon be King, and a boy must become a man. On the day of his coronation, Prince Aswani is dethroned by an evil wizard intent on destroying his father's legacy. With the help of his loyal pygmy servant Batutta, Aswani sets off on a dangerous quest to restore his kingdom and save his people, before it's too late."

Long forgotten Africa? Evil Wizards? Pygmy servants? It's an eerie feeling, seeing your name on a book that you probably wouldn't ever dream up.

I tried reading the samples online, and noticed in the sample text that TIMBUKTU is given a copyright year of 2004. That's two years before my first published story. Does that mean he gets first dibs on the name Marcos Soriano? Will I have to use something else, if I ever put a book up on Kindle?