We all know accidents happen, and despite rigorous editing, sometimes errors slip through in books, be they indie published or traditionally published. It’s not the end of the world, but it might be the end of a career if handled badly. What can you do as a reader? Let the author know.

Reach out to the author and let them know you found a typo or mistake. I know a lot of you are grammar experts, or maybe you do editorial work as your profession, or maybe you are another author, but before you report a mistake, consider asking the author if it was intentional. There are other ways to let an author know you found an error in a book rather than writing it in a review or reporting it to Zon. The author might even have a form where you can report their boo boos! 😉
Here’s mine:

So remember, everyone makes mistakes. Most authors appreciate the heads up. It’s kind of like letting someone know they have spinach in their teeth at a dinner party or that their fly is unzipped. So, maybe try an email or a DM. I’m always happy to hear from folks who are out to do me a solid. You readers are the best!

Thanks for being awesome. Keep on reading.


C.D. Gorri
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