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Even “traditionally” published books have errors

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

People like to knock self-published authors, those brave souls that have decided to try something other than traditional publishing, with broad strokes that lump every self-published author into the category of garbage.  Yes, most of what is self-published is horrid trash.  Bad plots.  Poorly contrived characters.  Not to mention continuity errors, misspellings, and awkward sentences galore!  Sometimes self-published books overcome these problems, Fifity Shades of Grey for one (though don’t ask me how or why), but it is not common.  The crap that is self-published gives everything else a bad name.

But the sad truth is that, for all the bashing of self-published authors who rush their works onto Amazon.com without proper editing and proof reading, traditionally published books are rife with errors as well.  Yes, they are often farer and fewer between, but they are still quite common.  Most traditionally books I read have errors that I spot easily.  So no way a “professional” editor couldn’t.  Usually it’s just punctuation or a cumbersome sentence that takes three or four passes to understand.  These errors stare me in the face all the time, and I wonder how on God’s green Earth they made it past the supposed filters. Read more…

Don’t Care … This Is Still The Funniest 50 Shades Of Grey Parody

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

I don’t care what anyone says. Gilbert Gottfried reading 50 Shades of Gray is still the funniest parody to date made which lampoons the book:

http://www.jest.com/video/174214/gilbert-gottfried-reads-fifty-shades-of-grey