This means reading the damn book again. Not that I don't like my book — I am quite proud of my baby and when caught unawares will admit to thinking it's pretty good. The reason I am saying bad words in connection to the book is that I have read the damn thing (oops, there it was again) at least nine times since November and thought I wouldn't have to do it again until putting together the second edition a couple of years from now.
Nope. I wanted a paperback. Which is a good idea, because a lot of people have told me they want a "book book," something they can hold in their hands, lend to their friends and family and so on. And to be honest, I want a book book, as well. I'm thrilled to see Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis listed on Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kobo Books and the other places where it's being sold, but I still need to hold it in my hands.
So. I have to read it to make sure that the format changes when going from e-book to book book look nice and catch any remaining typos and errors. Because I have read the book so many times, I may not notice things that need correcting – I know what it's supposed to say and so, my brain supplies that instead of what it actually says. My brilliant copy editor
And this is where you come in. Readers are the best copy editors. They haven't seen the text before and are therefore much more likely to catch a misspelling or an extra space. Would you please help me make the paperback better?
If you bought the book and have read it, did you notice any typos, misspellings, errors, extra spaces or anything else that needs fixing? If you did, please leave a comment on this post and let me know what it was.
PS we did catch the missing P in Suppress in chapter 4!