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by Lynn Demarest in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Mostly True Stories
Problems with viagra A primary complaint lodged against books published independently is that they are full of typos, problems with viagra misspellings, problems with viagra and grammatical errors that make reading them a chore. Problems with viagra A casual review will show this is often true.
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Problems with viagra Clearly, problems with viagra all indie books do not suffer from rampant technical deficiencies. Problems with viagra The few made bestsellers by readers usually are as clean as anything traditionally published, problems with viagra and sometimes cleaner. Problems with viagra I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that “real” books are not as error free as one might expect, problems with viagra especially given their price tags.
Problems with viagra Errors in a traditional book are impossible to fix and so more problematic than errors in a modern book published as a stream of bits or printed on demand.
Problems with viagra If I find an errors in an indie book, problems with viagra I can tell the author, problems with viagra who invariably makes himself accessible via a website or Amazon itself. Problems with viagra First he’ll be embarrassed and apologetic. Problems with viagra Then he’ll be grateful and, problems with viagra if he’s like the indie authors I know, problems with viagra will fix the errors quickly. Problems with viagra The e-book and print-on-demand world of the indie author makes such changes easy, problems with viagra even if the Amazon process to actually update the product takes a day or two.
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Problems with viagra Page 40: “He would never have attempted to bride an Englishman …”
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Problems with viagra 2. Problems with viagra The Casual Vacancy, problems with viagra J.K. Problems with viagra Rowling
Problems with viagra Page 338: It is clear from context that “loving another man’s husband” should be “loving another woman’s husband” or “loving another man”. Problems with viagra I can see how this could easily have happened during editing.
Problems with viagra Looks like an over-reliance on spell-checkers. Problems with viagra
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Problems with viagra Continuity and other errors in “Harry Potter” series, problems with viagra mostly identified by rabid fans:
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by Lynn Demarest in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous
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