Dear Bloomsbury USA,
I’m just writing to tell you how disappointed I am in your copyediting and cover-design departments. I picked up a copy of your “How I Learned to Cook” by Kimberly Witherspoon and Peter Meehan at the bookstore the other day. The book itself looks interesting, though I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.
However, the title on the spine? The word “learned” is misspelled as L-E-A-N-R-E-D.
Now, the occasional typographical error can slip past the best editors on occasion. This is understood. But in the actual title of the book on the COVER?
So, so sad.
Edited to add, in case you didn’t see the comment below, here’s the response I got:
Deb, you are right, it was a grievous error that we all regret. We have replaced every copy that any bookseller decided to return, and have corrected the mistake on future reprints.
To err is human….
Annik La Farge
Publishing Director, Bloomsbury USA