My second book is now out. “Your Playbook For Tough Times: Needs And Wants Edition,” like its predecessor, was published by me (on Amazon, Kindle and as a PDF through my personal website).
As a publisher, I’m a pretty good writer. Getting this brainchild born took much whirling and howling in the forms of back-and-forths with designers and formatters, and re-teaching myself how to use the different platforms, and much proofreading.
But apparently not enough proofreading. Shortly after it came out a reader wrote to me:
“I love the book and it is my second frugal bible. … I was upset that the spine has your name spelled incorrectly.”
Hey, thanks! … Wait. Wut?
I’d examined the cover in several different incarnations, and made edits to the front and the back. The middle part escaped my attention, though. Thus for early buyers I was “Donna Fredman.”
The Homer Simpson noise was invented for times like this.
Living proof (that mistakes happen)
The moral of this story can be found in its headline. You know how journalists say “If your mother says she loves you, check it out?” I say, “If you think you’ve got an error-free copy, you may be kidding yourself.”
So proof, proof and proof some more. Ask friends to proof it – all of it. While I had a former professional writer and editor read the manuscript, I didn’t ask him to look at the cover.
Take a tip from Donna Fredman: You have been looking at this manuscript/essay/graphic novel/anthology/whatever for so long that you may be missing some small errors. Or large ones, like a misspelled name. Your own misspelled name. D’oh!
As with the previous book, I’m offering a short-term discount to my readers:
Visit my payment platform
Use the discount code PROOFREAD
And get the e-version of “Playbook Vol. 2” for just $5.
The book is also available on Amazon and Kindle through the link in the first paragraph. If you’re a starving artist, or if you just want to be more financially savvy, my book will help you get control of your cash.