Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Grammar Gaffs and Typos and Formatting Errors, Oh My!

Available September 6.
Currently I'm freaking out because my next release is due to hit the ol' bookshelves in 3 weeks. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. The problem lies in the fact that I haven't done a final read-through yet. But good news! I can quit biting my nails. Even if there are a few bugaboos, that could just make it a collectors item. If it works for J.K. Rowling, why not for me? Here's what I'm talking about . . .

The first print run of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone contained about 500 books with an error on page 53. Yeah, I'll give you a moment to go snatch up your copy and flip open to that page.

Okay, ready?

Now then, the mistake lists "1 wand" twice in an inventory of first-year wizarding supplies. Not that big of an error, but big enough for one of these boo-boo editions to hit the auction at Bonhams Fine books and Manuscripts Sale for a whopping $33,500.

Does your copy list it twice? If so, you stand to make some serious bank.

As for me, I'm not sweating it anymore. One typo could make all the difference.


Southern-fried Fiction said...

In one of mine, the printer must have had the hiccups because the first page was Chapter 4 It follow sequence through chapter 8 then went back to chapter 1-3. Then they had the publishing page. You can bet I saved it. Even if no money is made its a great oddity. LOL

chappydebbie said...

Nope. I don't own the Harry Potter books....wish I did. My daughter has them, but not first addition hard covers. Amazing how such a small mistake can make a book worth so much. Will 'Out of the Frying Pan' be in paperback or just digital?

Michelle Griep said...

Yep, it will be in paperback and ebook formats.

chappydebbie said...

Awesome...and I just saw that I spelled edition wrong. Ugh!

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