We had to peel the female off the ceiling this morning. She is still breathing fire. Frankly, it’s a little disconcerting.
1: We have a typo form on the website. Please use it. We have removed the option to email in kindle files because people were just submitting singular errors. Those errors get forgotten about. It means the typo doesn’t get fixed, and nobody is happy.
2: Please do not use Big Brother Amazon to report typos. Amazon doesn’t permit the author to retain creative control of their book. They do not give notice when errors have been submitted, and they can and do flag books for quality issues without notifying the author. Sometimes, this ‘flag’ is flat-out removing the books from sale.
Please do not use this horrible form.
3: The female is severely loyal to her staff. If you say shit about her staff, she will get the knives out and battle to the death for them. Shut your pie holes about her staff. You can totally tell them how awesome they are. But that’s the only commentary about her staff that is welcome at any time.
You can say all the bad shit you want about the female, but she will absolutely correct you if you’re saying stupid shit that’s incorrect. (Example… that the female doesn’t care about typos. That’s bullshit. She does. She just does NOT want to lose creative control to some reader she does not know from Adam or Eve.) She fixes typos often.
She has a habit of re-reading her own books and making small corrections, usually on a once a month basis. If she’s reading at the computer when she finds a typo in one of her books, she fixes it immediately.
Please use the typo form and not Big Brother Amazon. The female is really tired of being penalized by a vendor because a reader, who thinks they’re being helpful, tattles to the vendor, who should not have any creative control over an author’s original works. Yet Amazon is forcing authors to make corrections based on the recommendations of unknown and unqualified entities.
This is not okay.
Please use the typo report form. It’s new. It has a spot for your name and email address. If you are noticed to provide really good typo feedback, you may one day find yourself being emailed with an NDA and an invitation to beta proofread. (Note: you must have a facebook account to beta proofread for the female. She uses a chat function there to communicate with the beta proofreaders.)
The female is now going to go rage somewhere else for a while. And possibly stab a piece of cloth several thousand times today so she’s not tempted to go for actual knives.
This is the project she is currently working on. It’s… purple.
(grabs a katana to help bash heads)
Oh my. Sorry I never bother with typos. I always notice, but unless you’re talking about a whole bunch it’s just nitpicking and I grew up somewhat awhile ago. Love the purple.I am making two embroidered quilts both recipients have seen me working on them and want both. They are purple. Christmas will be interesting. I’m tempted to film it. You and your staff are awesome.
The Sneaky Kitty Critic
Typos really bother some people. That’s cool. I have a typo report form for that reason, and I encourage people to make use of it. But this whole attacking my staff thing because someone doesn’t like typos REALLY trips my trigger!
I don’t like typos, either, but I check samples, and if I don’t like the frequency of typos… I don’t buy the book.
They should remember the old saying “if you can’t say something nice ” even if you’re complaining about something. No one deserves to be attacked 😔
Off topic – Just finished rereading Murder Mittens. Its a great escape from the woes of the world. Thank you. And I love the description of the craft store mugging Sebastian.I may have the same sort of problem.
Now to reread Librarians in preparation for the next book!
What is the matter with people. Probably unpublished people who are now typo police.
Katherine Kenner Lemus
For the record I don’t report typos because I usually listen to the audiobook while I’m doing housework and at that point I’m not sure if it’s an actually a typo or just that the narrator is completely unfamiliar with a word and mixes it up with something simpler. I’d have to go find the correct spot in the electronic version to be able to tell if it was actually a typo.
The ones I tend to catch and then laugh myself silly over are the editing errors. And that’s what I call them in my head, even when I do it myself. It’s when the first time you write the sentence you state that “noun went and did action b instead”. But you go back and intend to write “instead noun went and did action b.” But somewhere in between the first and second intended sentence you got distracted or lose your mind and what you actually end up with is “instead noun went and did action b instead” and because what it actually says is close enough to what you thought it said and there’s never enough time between writing and releasing for a proper cool down period so you can review it fresh and find the duplication, it stays in there until you’re looking three months later and want to smack yourself for your own idiocy,
Since I do it, I can’t hold anyone else responsible when they do it 🙂
I have reread your books so many times that if there were typos I don’t even notice. I just finished rereading Cheetahs Never Win, would love to see some books ones Joe and Mark. Maybe some others as well.
Your books are helping me keep my sanity right now.