I pay a professional editor and scour my manuscripts before publishing, and still I make mistakes. Who doesn’t? But that’s part of why I love writing — mistakes can always be edited — even in a book that’s been published for years.
A few months back I had a reader write in and tell me about a “turn to page xyz” paperback error, where Z was one number off.
How many people had seen that and ignored it? Letting me know means I can fix it. And for that, I’m always grateful.
Which leads to my most recent mistake.
I found out via a 1-star review of MURDERED. Read for yourself:
No writer likes a bad review, but I’m glad I got this one. It gave me the chance to fix it. Yet, I still haven’t heard back from that reader, and so I still haven’t been able to fix things with that reader. (If you’re reading this, please contact me.)
And if YOU find a mistake in one of my books, please don’t ignore it. I want to know! I might even make it worth your while…
In fact, I certainly will. That’s “My B” — An open bounty on errors! Find a mistake, let me know, and you shall be rewarded.
Thanks for reading! What do YOU think? How do you react when you find an error in a book? Have you ever found an error in one of mine?
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