Cussedness Corner

"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane

Writers are a dime a dozen


Over and over and over again people are told what type of behavior is considered professional.

Today I got two abusive emails from an author because there is a flaw in Death in Common.

I missed it going over the proofs.  So now I guess I am damned forever for my stupidity.  The page numbers were set too close to the bottom so as not to crowd the poems and they vanished due to the page cropping by the printer.

I will not and will never put up with abusiveness from an author.

Writers are a dime a dozen and easily replaced.

EDITED TO ADD: THERE ARE NOW SEVEN EMAILS.

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3 comments on “Writers are a dime a dozen

  1. C
    October 1, 2009

    What is up with people thinking being published is some kind of right, and not a privilege? Something like that is so insignificant; it isn’t like some idiot calling themselves an Editor replaced every “it’s” with “its” because they have no idea there is a difference.

  2. johaha
    October 2, 2009

    And how many books from the “Big Publishers” have errors in them? I counted many in one of China Mieville’s books, yet you don’t see people screaming at them.

    Wow. Some people have a lot of nerve.

    Bottom line, there will always be errors–even if it is just one typo.

  3. Rusty
    October 3, 2009

    I’ve found plenty of errors in mass market paperbacks, although those tend to be editing errors (they’re instead of their, for example), rather than formatting problems. I’d probably be a bit embarrassed if I were the author or editor, but the truth is that it’s a lot more common than people think.

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This entry was posted on October 1, 2009 by in Janrae Frank.

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