Many of you have probably heard about Amazon’s new policy to warn readers about errors in books. You might be surprised to hear that I think this is a move in the right direction. While I love that anyone can write and publish a book these days, because it gives readers choices and variety and it gives authors control, some people really need to brush up on their grammar and spelling or hire a good editor.
That said, it is impossible to catch every error in a book. I routinely see typos in books published by big publishing houses. I had a book go through a critique group, a private editor, my edits, my editor at a publishing house, a copy editor, a proofreader, and back to me with galley proofs and a couple of typos STILL got through. It happens.
So, if you see a typo in one of my books, please do me a favor and drop me an email. I really do want to know and the beauty of online publishing is that I can change my books at any time. I do my best to produce a quality book for my readers, but sometimes something slips through the cracks.
If you catch a typo and I fix it, then I’ll name a future character in one of my stories after you, too.
I do think the new Amazon policy will help the quality books do better and that is a good thing for all writers.