I recently discovered the tool that lets google and other search engines show your blog when people go traipsing about the internet. And it has yielded some fantastic results. As this is my personal news show, I decided to share these results with you. Please keep in mind what you’re seeing here are actual search terms by actual people (unless there really are robots using computers). However, no animals were used in the testing of these terms.
That is it for this weeks: Search Terms. Add a catchy song voice to it when you say it, ready, go: “Search Terms.” Like in that commercial where they go, “Dot Com.” I have already forgotten the rest.
Now onto the BOOK news:
Recently, I finished two PRINT books with obvious technical errors (extra words, unreadable sentences) and it kind of shocked me. Are we so obsessed with the e-book culture that we have editor’s who slack on the printing, reading and editing of new, and profound literature? Does the e-book culture make people care less about the technicalities of a book and more about the font, since they feel it isn’t as serious as coming off a printing machine? I’ve already found two errors in Wildwood (the print version), my new favorite children’s book series and I’m only 167 pages in on the 500 and some page book. It’s just disappointing that not only is this happening in e-literature, but in print books now as well. Has e-literature just made this acceptable, period? I’m usually not an angry letter writer (although that would fit with my demure personality) but I think I’m going to have to write Harper Children’s for this one. As most of you know, Harper Perennial is like my dream Publisher. I would wipe toilet seats to work in that office. If a branch of Harper is going to have quick, technical errors like this in a huge, illustrated, and fantastic adventure story – how can I justify that they’re (fixed thanks to Claire, YAY)! my favorite publisher? Get your shit together, Harper. I know that sometimes errors slip by, but this is the second one in one book and just because it’s a children’s book doesn’t means it needs a less editorial stringent process. Adults read these books too, that’s why it says “9+” on it. (Mini-rant).
Everyone enjoy their Tuesdays, and regardless of error – pick up your copy of Wildwood today.
I am a writer, educator and genuine creative living on the coast of NC. Our house is built on sunshine with my husband BJ, dog named Tucker, and our two very sassy cats: Fromage and Jasper.