‘Indie Authors’ Category Archives
by Lynn Demarest in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Mostly True Stories
Viagra line A primary complaint lodged against books published independently is that they are full of typos, viagra line misspellings, viagra line and grammatical errors that make reading them a chore. Viagra line A casual review will show this is often true.
Viagra line Indie authors struggling to build a reader community rarely have the money to pay professional editors, viagra line and editing one’s own work is excruciating, viagra line especially if you don’t have the patience to walk away from it for a few months so that it feels like the work of someone else. Viagra line And patience is often in short supply. Viagra line The urge to get the work out there is extreme. Viagra line When there’s no one there to say “no, viagra line” it’s easy to declare a book “good enough” when faced with picking through it for errors a fortieth time.
Viagra line Enabling the lazy (or simply amateurish) indie authors is the fact that disk space is so cheap Amazon doesn’t care if your book is pure crap. Viagra line They’ll let you upload it anyway. Viagra line No skin off their nose. Viagra line They don’t care if their virtual shelves brim with substandard junk; the readers themselves will do the work necessary to find the diamonds in the rough. Viagra line The system, viagra line which couldn’t be cheaper, viagra line works to some degree. Viagra line The readers do, viagra line slowly, viagra line find the best of the best, viagra line although not without significant pain and suffering, viagra line and, viagra line inevitably, viagra line leaving some diamonds undiscovered.
Viagra line Clearly, viagra line all indie books do not suffer from rampant technical deficiencies. Viagra line The few made bestsellers by readers usually are as clean as anything traditionally published, viagra line and sometimes cleaner. Viagra line I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that “real” books are not as error free as one might expect, viagra line especially given their price tags.
Viagra line 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.
Viagra line If I find an errors in an indie book, viagra line I can tell the author, viagra line who invariably makes himself accessible via a website or Amazon itself. Viagra line First he’ll be embarrassed and apologetic. Viagra line Then he’ll be grateful and, viagra line if he’s like the indie authors I know, viagra line will fix the errors quickly. Viagra line The e-book and print-on-demand world of the indie author makes such changes easy, viagra line even if the Amazon process to actually update the product takes a day or two.
Viagra line Sending errors to the authors of traditionally published books likely won’t matter. Viagra line In that light, viagra line I will list in this post examples of typos and other errors I find in books printed by traditional publishers.
Viagra line 1. Viagra line The Heart of the Matter, viagra line Graham Greene, viagra line Penquin Great Books of the 20th Century
Viagra line Page 40: “He would never have attempted to bride an Englishman …”
Viagra line Of course they meant “bribe, viagra line” which this google link shows: books.google.com/books?id=A8XE0Xt6jwMC&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=%22He+would+never+have+attempted+to+bribe+an+Englishman%22&source=bl&ots=pE1GjsRIwd&sig=oFTOo5qlqqfYiDDbvCaajM9BmCM&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22He%20would%20never%20have%20attempted%20to%20bribe%20an%20Englishman%22&f=false
Viagra line 2. Viagra line The Casual Vacancy, viagra line J.K. Viagra line Rowling
Viagra line Page 338: It is clear from context that “loving another man’s husband” should be “loving another woman’s husband” or “loving another man”. Viagra line I can see how this could easily have happened during editing.
Viagra line Looks like an over-reliance on spell-checkers. Viagra line
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Viagra line Continuity and other errors in “Harry Potter” series, viagra line mostly identified by rabid fans:
by Lynn Demarest in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous
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