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Self-Promotion Questions > Typo tolerance in ARC's - on the back cover

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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen A. Wyle (kawyle) | 62 comments I am sending out paperback ARC's to some mainstream reviewers, in a "why not, shoot for the moon" way. I have my ARC or In Lieu of Galleys opaque stickers to cover my CreateSpace bar codes, and five copies ready to go, just a bit over four months before my (paperback) publication date -- and just saw a typo in the author bio on the back. (A word is capitalized that shouldn't be -- although it's just possible that it'll look like a stylistic choice, as it's the only word in the first line that isn't my name.)

I know ARC's are expected to have a few typos -- but with the prejudice against indie authors to contend with, is fixing a typo on the cover, albeit one that doesn't leap to the eye, worth (a) sending out the ARC's less than four months before publication or (b) pushing back the publication date?

Opinions, please!


message 2: by John (new)

John Brooke (LionelBrooke) | 2 comments Hola Karen,

The English language is becoming riddled with acronyms, that don't communicate to a outsider what the heck they stand for. I have no idea what ARC is. Would you elucidate please. Pull me out of the dark ages.

Gracias,

John


message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen A. Wyle (kawyle) | 62 comments ARC stands for Advance Review (or Reviewer) Copy. It's a pre-publication version of a book, sent to reviewers or prospective reviewers, for those who don't get galleys from a publisher.

John wrote: "Hola Karen,

The English language is becoming riddled with acronyms, that don't communicate to a outsider what the heck they stand for. I have no idea what ARC is. Would you elucidate please. Pull..."



message 4: by Jonathan-David (new)

Jonathan-David Jackson | 11 comments I wouldn't worry about it, as long as your book is otherwise in good shape and looks nice.


message 5: by John (new)

John Pearce (jmpsfs) | 7 comments From my own experience:

1. Professional and experienced reviewers will recognize the ARC for what it is and read through the typos without noticing them.

2. Newbie reviewers will review the typos.

3. It's not a good idea to distribute ARCs to the general public.


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