- 1.John Kremer on Marketing Books
- 3.Brown Eyed Girl
For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
I have four published books and every book has had errors in them. This was after I read it, read, and reread it. I also recorded each chapter, played it back and went through the book in hope to find errors--which I did but I still missed some. I read each line backwards. Lastly, the insult to injury--two books, I paid $2.00 a page for someone to proofread and edit and I do not have to tell you what happened--errors.
Did I attempt to have the publisher correct the errors? No, because I found the errors after the books were published, bought and people were reading them. I also have to admit the errors were line after line or page after page but they were enough to make me cringe.
What made me feel a little better was reading a book that I paid $26.95 for by a popular, top ten best selling author and guess what? I found errors. I hate to admit it but I did smile.
Is that excuse for having errors in my books--no but I'm beginning to realize I'm not perfect and errors happen and it's okay. I will continue to strive to have an error-free novel but when errors occur I don't lose sleep over it any more.
To all other authors--don't worry about errors. People are forgiving and they will still buy your book and enjoy it.