Monday, December 18, 2006

Those Pesky Editors!

Wolcott's already had his fun with it, but I really really really hope that's an actual shot of the cover.

Because there's nothing -- that's nothing -- funnier in the graphic-design biz than getting a full shipment of books back from the printer, opening the box with trembling anticipation, and only then seeing the howling typo in the book's subtitle.

(It's published-on-demand, so the cover's probably a PDF file that can be instantly corrected. In the spirit of Historical Accuracy, though, I'll just grab the live version and reproduce below. Let the Schadenfreude begin!)

7 comments:

Bobby Lightfoot said...

Haaaaaaaaaa! Count on them retardoes to mispell "recipies".

Ha!

glue birl (typos! Get it?!) said...

I've had my fair share of seeing typos only after the printing is complete and everything's been shipped.

I don't EVER remember it being all that funny ... except in this case! I'll join in!

Are you gonna order a copy? Aren't you dying to make Pammy's ... most delicious recipe- De-vickle De-kroit?

:)

Employee of the Month said...

Those guys from Blackalicious must be so pissed.

Jennider said...

Damn! I should have made Pammy one of my Limited Edition, Bill O'Reilly, "I Got Yer Holiday Package" cookies!!! Maybe they would have put the recipe in the book!

Jennider, Typo Queen of the Blogoshpere said...

Okay...apparently anyone who reads the post on typos will be forced to type typos... no, my name is not "Jennider"...

mdhatter said...

If I pronounce that as written, I sound drunk.

cleek said...

Blogoshpere.

so that's, what, the father of the Blogosh ?

i did a self-published book back in college. there was a typo on the back cover, of course.