Best Bug Contender: Midnight Rain Bug-Hunt

There’s no actual prize for finding the “best bug” because a “best bug” in a manuscript is purely subjective. There would be no just, objective way to award a prize.

But this is my favorite bug found so far, located by Midnight Rain Bug-Hunter Charlotte Lenox…

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Fart Lauderdale. The automated book scanning process did some really interesting creative editing with this. 😀

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

11 comments… add one
  • dragon Oct 23, 2017 @ 22:03

    *laughter* good one. LOL

  • Mike C Baker Oct 23, 2017 @ 12:23

    Makes me wonder, at least a tiny touch, what *interesting* words might reside in my own personalized spell-check dictionaries (among other ponderous ponderables…)

  • Judy French Oct 23, 2017 @ 12:13

    Too funny!

  • Deborah K Gallardo Oct 23, 2017 @ 10:53

    You’d think that, by now, the technology for scanner clarity and therefore better OCR recognition would be further along, wouldn’t you? Or have they progressed, but we’ve got to use $1,000 scanners and $500 OCR software? No way, Jose’! That’s why we have eyes and learn how to read.

    • Holly Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:20

      The thing no one warns you about is this: Books get old, paperbacks especially, and the paper on which they’re printed gets brown. I had these professionally scanned by a reputable scanning company using good equipment — but the quality of the paper on which they’d been printed turned 15 years into a major obstacle.

      • Deborah K Gallardo Oct 24, 2017 @ 14:07

        My commiserations, Holly. Makes digital look kind of good, from that standpoint. Paperback sales are on the rise. So, how many more books have to be scanned? Any idea?

        • Holly Oct 25, 2017 @ 9:44

          Sadly, none. I have a long wait before I can reclaim The Secret Texts series or the World Gates Series, and my other stuff was collaborative. Thus, dead.

          Which makes indie more and more appealing every single day.

          And statistics that are showing that paperbacks are on the rise for commercial publishers are only because they’re manipulating prices, and charging more for ebooks than for print books.

          “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Twain

  • Charlotte Oct 23, 2017 @ 8:15

    I couldn’t help but giggle when I saw that, despite the seriousness of the scene.

  • Vera Lamb Oct 21, 2017 @ 12:11

    May I point out that the pronoun ‘her’ at the end of the sentence is used incorrectly. It should read’she’.

    • Holly Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:24

      You’re invited to bug hunt for me on upcoming books.

  • Reziac Oct 16, 2017 @ 14:00

    *snork* Can’t believe I missed that one… but I’m glad I did! 😀

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