I got my publisher in May of last year after a twitter pitch party. Of course I was skeptical because any publisher that wants my book must suck....yeah writers self depreciating thoughts....Any how I ended up signing all three of my completed books with this new up and coming publisher. I was excited to start with a new publisher...help build a brand. I was excited! Then my first edits began. I was very open to edits because again I figured I needed some big help since I was a new author. My editor was awesome and I think overall my books are better then they started but it is a shocker at how much a publisher will ask of you in order to make a book work for them. At one point I had to wonder why they even wanted the books. The only problem I had up to this point was my publisher continued to spell my name wrong on everything.
My first book came out in the end of August. My friends gave me a small release party and many of my friends bought it to read...it was surreal.
Then I went on to Createspace to make the paperback available.
When I began formatting I quickly discovered that all the final edits I'd worked on were not corrected in the published version. I had an ebook on Amazon that was riddled with mistakes.
I was embarrassed and didn't know what to do. My friends and family hadn't said a word and bless all m reviewers hearts no one mentioned it in one review. Although I would have appreciated a head up.
The next two books had similar issues....
Of course I immediately asked my publisher to fix the issue and it did get fixed but I began to see the writing on the wall....Duh Duh Duh!!!!