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.”