Errors in publishing have a long history, and not much has changed


Think that errors in printed books is a new problem? Read about Melville’s lamentous experience with Moby-Dick. Or was it The Whale?


This is a tale of

  • arbitrary content slashing,
  • copyright shenanigans,
  • “technical errors,” and
  • the interminable progress of the publishing process.


Oh, and it’s a tale of “reviewers may not even read the book” too.


You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll think “guess publishing isn’t going down the tubes after all.”

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