When we first released the Reader’s Edition in 2018, we launched an errata page where readers could make suggestions about things to fix. With 3,300 pages and ~125,000 footnotes, we knew there were errors along the way. (At some point you simply have to press “print”).
Anyone who submitted a correction would be entered into a drawing for a corrected edition once it hit shelves. Shortly after launch, we quickly had to do a 2nd printing (which is good news) and were essentially limited to changes that the Hendrickson team, Will, and I caught. But now we’re are about to send the book off for a third printing, and we were able to work through the list of errata this time.
The good news, we think, is that in the intervening years only ~170 suggestions were submitted, and about 50 of those were redundant (i.e. submitted by someone else). The proportional breakdown of the categories of revisions is as follows:
- 56% updates to footnotes (lexical form, parsing, gloss)
- 20% updates to the body text (removing stray latin letters, punctuation, etc.)
- 19% adding footnotes where we omitted them originally
- 5% other (fixing headers, etc.)
Over thirty people submitted revisions. Thanks to everyone who took time to do it!
And the winners…
We’ve been given approval by Hendrickson to give away not 1 but 2 free copies of the third printing. The winners are…
Congratulations to Mark and Brent!
And many thanks to Hendrickson for donating these two copies!