Sorcerer's Legacy e-book

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Sorcerer's Legacy: Sorcerer's Legacy e-book
   By Jeffrey L Watson on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 09:56 am: Edit Post

Sorcerer's Legacy has just been published as an e-book. It is available through Event Horizon Ebooks online store -- and --

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

Here is the link for B&N - Nook

Barnes & Noble - 149284351

   By Annette on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:23 pm: Edit Post

So the ice bridge painting did sort of get on the cover. Looks great. :-)

And I noticed That Way Lies Camelot is also coming out as an e-book, congratulations Janny on finally having all your novels available as e-books.

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:57 pm: Edit Post

Soon, Annette, Cycle of Fire trilogy will happen too.

   By Annette on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 09:24 pm: Edit Post

I had a quick glimpse at the e-book prefiew, not sure if I will buy it yet or not, I do not read Sorcerer's Legacy a real lot, so the audio book sounded more interesting.

There was a typo in the e-book version.

"Overwrought!" said Elienne. "Your heart is cold as Etemity, Gifted. Let Pendaire's Prince seek his own bride, if indeed he has the manhood."

The rn of Eternity were combined to make an m. There are no page numbers I can see in the preview and maybe it is not in the actual e-book? The page number in the paperback Harper Collins did with the demonic cover is page 18.

That was as far as I had a chance to read.

   By Harrison K on Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 10:12 am: Edit Post

Typos are common in ebooks that were published as actual books originally, especially before the digital age. I'm guessing the publisher used a similar scanning system that people(unlawfully) use to make and distribute digital books on the internet out of the original. "rn" turns into m, lowercase l's into 1's, n into h, ect. There were several of these in Curse of the Mistwraith. I pointedly remember one reviewer commenting on how he loved the book but wished he could take a red pen to his Nook :-)

   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 10:18 am: Edit Post

The book was proofed several times, with a long list of such things fixed - and reproofed by a proofer after - so sorry one got through. I will make a note of it.

There are several more books forthcoming - all 3 Cycle of Fire, and That Way Lies Camelot, the collection of short fiction. If there are any of you with a VERY SHARP EYE, who can move FAST (we don't have months, but days, usually) and who are willing to apply to me via e mail, I will see about asking the publisher if I can request volunteer eyes to help. No guarantee I'd get the permission, but if there is interest, it is certainly worth a try.

   By Annette on Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 05:09 pm: Edit Post

I am never worried about a little typo, but I know Janny likes her word and works to appear at their best.

   By Auna on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 12:37 pm: Edit Post

I did the happy excited dance and yipped a squeeeeeeee before buying it :-)

For some reason this book remains my favorite to keep rereading and my poor tattered, yellowed book can now happily retire. I also bought the audio book a while back.

After reading so many Kindle books I've gotten rather used to scanning mistakes. Most of the time they are easy to translate though there was one that was done in such a way that it became split between two words and formed two not-words. I had to read that a few times to figure out what it was supposed to say.

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 01:03 pm: Edit Post

Auna - Annette noted there is a way to report errors like this back to Kindle - if you care to, thanks!

   By Auna on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 01:15 pm: Edit Post

How do you report the issues? I'll gladly try to keep an eye out and do that.

   By Annette on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 01:43 pm: Edit Post

To report errors with any kindle book you just highlight the typo, and the menu options and meaning of the word will pop up, click the 'more' option on the bottom right and choose the option 'report content error'. Usually at that point you just select typo and put in your explanation of the problem.

   By Auna on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 02:14 pm: Edit Post

Oh cool, thanks for that info. I never really looked beyond the definition bit.

   By Auna on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 06:47 pm: Edit Post

I finally found an error but I didn't get a 'More' option when I highlighted the problem word. Perhaps that is only available to later Kindle models?

Chapter 9 - Duel of Masters
(after the duel)...

Permitted no diversion, Elienne exhausted herself battling the despair that threatened hourly to overwhelm her. Accustomcd ....

The word Accustomed has a 'c' instead of an 'e'.

   By Annette on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 08:08 pm: Edit Post

Maybe it depends on what you are using to read the book, as to whether you can report errors, I use kindle for PC. I just downloaded the e-book version from the USA store and reported the typo. ng_zpsf6f9b39c.jpg~original

I was actually just past that point reading the real book. So I might as well change to the e-book version now I have it.

Nice to know I can still get my kindle books from the USA store, I was worried I would have to wait for everything to appear on the Australian store.

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 08:14 pm: Edit Post

Truly appreciate the sharp eyes, and the help with this!!! You guys rock!!!! :-)

   By Annette on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 09:07 pm: Edit Post

I have a question. The first word (or two) of each chapter are in bold capitals, was that an intended change in the formatting? zps8fa40d26.jpg~original
Just seems strange the first word or two would be more important than the chapter title.

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 09:17 pm: Edit Post

That would have been the publisher's choice of typography.

   By Auna on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post

Aha, I can swap to the PC app, I just grabbed the Kindle device - I alternate what I read on depending on mood. I found another typo and put a note on it so I can keep reading and go back later and submit it :-)

   By Auna on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:07 am: Edit Post

I was able to submit the typos via the PC app, so thanks for that tip. I found three total.

   By Annette on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 06:49 pm: Edit Post

Next time I report a typo I must remember to check how we can check up on what we reported. Pretty sure I reported all mine but never came across the multiple word one Auna mentioned. Someone else might find it and report it.

location 181
"Overwrought!" said Elienne. "Your heart is cold as Etemity, Gifted."
-should be Eternity

location 880
“Darion’s been drugged,” she said tersely, and described what she had seen in the rnirrowstone.
-should be mirrowstone

location 1661
She may provide evidence qf his guilt, or possibly names of his accomplices.
-should be of

location 1732
Grief allowed her neither pride not will to resist.
-should be nor

location 2393
Her skin wept clarnmy sweat, and tension clenched her stomach.
-should be clammy

location 2516
Accustomcd lifelong to activity, she fretted in confinement.
should be Accustomed

location 3361
The efiects of close proximity have disoriented her.
-should be effects

location 4308
Sharp brown eyes studied her, and the courtier commented unpleasantly about the intransigence of women in matters of stare.
-should be state

Which I would say was hardly any typos even including the few still missed. I would have not even noticed some if I was just reading the book for fun and not looking for typos.

   By Annette on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 06:54 pm: Edit Post

And I did finish reading my old book for fun before checking the ebook for typos, wanted to enjoy reading it again.

   By Auna on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm: Edit Post

The word one I mentioned wasn't in any of Janny's works but heck if I recall which book it was in.

You missed the extra quote near the end when Elienne is told to ask the prince what his part of the prophecy is. Good eyes though, I missed most of those :-)

   By Annette on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

It took me forever to see the extra quote mark even after you told me it was there. I reported it as well and am now going to work out where you view these submissions.

location 4366
“A Seeress’s words never pass unheard. Ask Darion for his portion of the Trinity. Afterward, if you still wish to renounce your Consortship, come back, and we’ll talk. But I caution you: Ielond chose you for the Prince’s bride. Trust there was purpose behind his selection. Change might well disrupt the legacy he left his ward.”
-extra quote mark.

   By Annette on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 12:29 am: Edit Post

Well I turned on the automatic book update option, but still cannot find where these typo submissions are on the profile page. Took me forever just to find my profile page!

   By Annette on Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 02:25 am: Edit Post

Eventually found all the typo submissions, was looking on the wrong profile page. Nine received submissions, none processed yet.

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