Saturday, September 23, 2006

Big Ass Typo Caught in the 11th Hour

An unfortunate reality of micro-press publishing.

All publishing really, but potentially more so with smaller publishing (fewer eyes).

Not nearly as unfortunate as not catching it before the ISBN is approved and the author/review copies ordered.

It was caught.

Deep breath.


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Phatback said...

Does this typo make my ass look fat?

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Scott Pierce said...

but don't you POD? isn't that one of the main benefits - the ability to make changes throughout a run? Though I guess there is no true "run" to most things POD...

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Reb said...

Changing the chapbooks (without ISBNs) is easy.

Yes, but when you approve global distribution for an ISBN -- it makes it very difficult to make changes after the fact -- you can usually fix things like typos, but not add pages, change content, etc. - the case with any book with an ISBN. It probably would have been possible to fix this particular mistake after the approval

-- BUT --

POD or not, there's still a print run, author copies, review copies, copies to sell at readings (which I buy at once to get a printing discount) in this particular case adds up to 200 -- and if those were printed, or just ordered, before the mistake was caught -- that's a lot of copies and couldn't afford to order an additional 200 copies.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Scott Pierce said...

i see. i didn't know that. pain in the A for sure.


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