The case of the haunted e-book


Ack! I need a young priest and an old priest…

For those of you who have picked up a copy of Finding Emma, you may have noticed a particular typo at about the half-way point of the book. Out of nowhere (as most typos are known to appear), the words “He Doug” starts a sentence.

It’s bad enough that the thing is a typo.

It’s worse that there is no “Doug” in the story.

It’s really bad that this typo doesn’t appear anywhere in my original document.

Seeing as how this is my first and–to date–only horror title, it’s got me a little freaked out and not a little peeved. There are now quite a few people with this novella in their hands and I don’t appreciate poltergeists ruining my nascent reputation for clean, professional e-books. Rest assured, I’m in the process of exorcising any remaining demons from the text and hope to have a pristine, demon-less copy out soon.

If you’ve purchased a copy of Finding Emma and are distressed by the typo(s) you find in it, shoot me an email at matt.iden AT matthew-iden.com with the last name of the narrator so I know you bought your copy πŸ˜‰ and I’ll send you a new one after the extermination is complete.

But if another round of editing doesn’t work…who you gonna call?

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8 comments on “The case of the haunted e-book
  1. For one book, I had two typos that made it through a dozen proofreads and two different editions before I noticed them while working on an audiobook edition… Sometimes I think they weren’t even really there before I finally spotted them! πŸ˜‰

  2. jakeescholl says:

    There’s definitely a story in the blog post title. :)…Also, I’ve seen much worse typos. This one is not so bad.

  3. Wo3lf says:

    Isn’t this the same as looking at an old photo of yourself? You were maybe six or seven at the time it was taken. So, you’re looking at it again wondering where the years had gone and you notice something you haven’t before, something odd. You look closer and you realise there is someone else in the photo with you. It’s your grandfather and he’s standing in a doorway watching you. This cannot be, you think. Your mom was still pregnant with you when he died. And then you remember that the room in the photo only had one entrance and it isn’t the one your grandfather is standing in…
    πŸ˜‰

  4. Wo3lf says:

    Just staying within the theme of your post, lol. πŸ˜‰

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