Launching my new book, “Whirled: Life, Loss and Healing on the High Plains” was both exciting and mortifying. It turns out that I did not upload the correct final file to Amazon and Nook, but an older version that still had typos. Ditto for the printed copy. Talk about horrifying. Now instead of enjoying the release, I am beating myself up for not properly naming drafts.
The good news: Amazon stopped both and is setting up a new print version (only one ordered before I found the errors and that was my son) and a new Kindle version. Later today I will see if the Nook is as bad as the others.
More good news–the local newspaper won’t be running the article until Weds, after which everything will be fine, I hope.
Lessons learned from this first time publisher: always order the e-book and the print version and read them front-to-back before launching. Period. No exceptions.