Anyone thought that maybe the books will be worth more with the errors? Bear in mind that books that concern carnivorous plants are relatively few and far between. Let's see what happens when some of Stewart's books go out of print. You will all be biting the bullet then. Look at Carnivorous Plants of Australia - Vol. 1&2 and how their prices reflect their rarity.
Alright, so errors concerning the actual plants themselves could prove tricky and for the obsessive collector might prove to be annoying. But quite frankly I welcome all new carnivorous plant books, typo errors or not, as quite frankly you would all be moaning if there were none available.
Just as an afterthought - does anyone know how difficult it is writing a book to academic standard? It is very difficult indeed and having been assessed my (supposed) peers at undergraduate and post graduate level it can be rather annoying. I remember one professor counting every word in one of my essays and slashing my grade irrespective of the actual content. It's all coming back now, grrrr.....
Stewart - ignore those picky devils and carry on writing. Shame on all of you for being so critical, give the guy a break and get a life ha, ha!
If you are publishing a book to sell for money then it has to be done to a professional standard. Its not acceptable to just say 'do you know how difficult ....", Do you know how much time ....., Do you know how expensive ......., etc. If you cant do it to a professional standard then you shouldnt do it, or alternatively post your writing on the net and make it available free then nobody can complain. Imagine if every book, magazine newspaper we purchased was full of errors we'd soon get annoyed not to mention the resulting slipping standards.
To the author- its not your fault, sue you proof readers, as they havent done their job. You paid them thousands to ensure these errors are not there. If the publication has as many errors as mentioned then you have a good case against them.
Edited by mantrid, 20 June 2012 - 15:24 PM.