Admin Day

Today I am doing lots and lots of admin. Such joy!

Top of the list is putting together a list of all the typos in Magic’s Child as well as writing a teeny tiny essay about the trilogy to go at the back of the paperback edition.

If you came across any typos please tell me now!

Also if you have any ideas of what you would like to read in a short essay about Magic’s Child and the other books in the tril now’s the time to let me know.

My waiting continues. It’s been more than a month. Le sigh. Definitely helps not being alone.


  1. Ally on #

    hmm i always wonder about typos in books but i always thought for some weird reason they were soposed to be there like it was some weird name for something. I didn’t know they acctually had typos..

  2. Justine on #

    All books have typos. Some more than others.

  3. Addie on #

    I don’t quite understand why books have typos. Isn’t that what the editings for?

  4. Justine on #

    There are editors, and copyeditors and proofreaders and managing editors. Each one of my trilogy was read by a minimum of six people looking for errors. And yet there are always still a few that are missed.

    Maybe there are picture books without a single typo, but I doubt there are many novels that clean.

  5. Dess on #

    if you want a book full of typos, read the lovely bones. even if you don’t want a book full of typos, read it anyway. it was really good. it’s not ya though.

  6. Dess on #

    i don’t remeber any typos in magic’s child, but in girl at sea by maureen johnson, the word something is spelled “somethng” on page 205.

  7. Rebecca on #

    what! typos? where? i didn’t see them….

    it’s odd. when i was younger, i never noticed typos in books. it never occurred to me that it was even possible. then i found a typo in a book i liked, and after that it seemed like they were suddenly everywhere. strange.

  8. lili on #

    i have one of those days too!

    i am:

    1) checking that the spaced ens in scatterheart are consistent, not:
    ‘but i – ‘
    ‘but i-‘
    ‘but i -‘

    2) filling out my ELR and PLR forms so i get paid when people borrow my books.

    3) filing.

    such fun.

  9. Ariel Cooke on #

    Justine, I liked what you said in an interview (can’t remember which one) about wanting to create characters that were not clearly good or evil but ambiguous. Also about the grains of sand that started off the trilogy and the different characters.

    By the way, I can’t BELIEVE you are leaving us with that cliffhanger about the baby! I want to know more about her…


  10. Elmo on #

    Not that anyone probably cares all that much but I am on a high!

    Rain is still going. Now we are waiting for the rain to stop and dreading the inevitable sunny blue skies.

    What interview? What baby? Huh?

  11. Dess on #

    interview- no idea
    baby- read magic’s child

  12. Lewis on #

    Justine, I love typos because collectors can easily distinguish
    the first editions/first printings from all other editions based
    on the the typos. That makes collectors happy as hell even if
    typos create problems for readers and embarrassment for the author,
    editors, and publisher.

  13. hereandnow on #

    I love typos because collectors can easily distinguish the first editions/first printings from all other editions based on the the typos.

    . . . Well, either the typos, or the impression number on the imprint page . . .

  14. hereandnow on #

    Argh, assuming of course that (a) there is an imprint page, (b) there are impression details on the imprint page, and (c) both are accurate.

  15. Mark on #

    This is a little late, and I suspect I’m not part of the intended audience of this question given that the copy of “Magic’s Child” that I read was the library’s– but why the sudden focus on the Jay-Tee/Tom romance?

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