Error! Error!


Yep, there’s an error in your copy of The Steerswoman ebook!

But it will be updated shortly!

Faithful reader Joanna (last name withheld, in case she doesn’t want it posted), noticed that the word “fireplace” does not appear anywhere in the ebook, but seems to have been been replaced with “fiWth”.

And she’s right!

My actual file in Scrivener has “fireplace”.  The compiled ebook has “fiWth”.

I recompiled.   Same thing happened!

I physically deleted “fireplace” and replaced it by hand with “fireplace” — this in case there were hidden control codes in the previous “fireplace,” possibly due to scanning errors from the OCR program.

Compiled again.


Typed in the word “fireplace” at a location in the book where there are no fireplaces mentioned for pages and pages.  Recompiled.



Replaced all every instance of “fireplace” with “fire-place.”  Recompiled.


I do believe that “fire-place” is an acceptable alternate spelling.   I’m gonna go with it.

Good news:  I can upload the corrected version to Kindle, and it should be fixed in 24 hours.

Other good news: those of you who purchased the version with the error can re-download the corrected version.  I’ll get you the details on that in a bit.  And I’ll let you know when the updated version is live.

I must say: big advantage over print versions.

Now: forget about these piddling details and have a Merry Christmas!

PS: If anybody notices any other peculiarities in the book — please let me know!  At your convenience, that is — don’t be texting at the dinner table on Christmas!






2 Responses to “Error! Error!”

  • Sean Fagan Says:

    One of the 8 people I gave it as a gift points out it happened other place: “A breeze Withd the smell of sea wrack with that of fresh bread”.

    This seems to be a fairly major bug in whatever you’re using…

  • Jasper Janssen Says:

    I thought I’d probably be too late to be useful in reporting it, but I couldn’t stop reading the book either to do so (I haven’t read it before). My Kindle copy has highlights for fiWith 13, Withd 8, With 1, Withments 1, Withment 1. It looked a lot like a replace-with function going out of control from that 🙂