Here’s the short version: I screwed up, big time.
I have just finished uploading revised versions of The Inheritance. These versions, I hope, remove the many grammatical and other errors that seem to have found their way into the book despite our best efforts to submit a clean manuscript. I feel awful for all those who bought the sub-standard first edition and want to apologize. I did not intend to put out such an inferior product and I’m sorry.
In my eagerness to be published I made mistakes. They say you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. I hope this time that doesn’t happen. For those of you who bought the book through Smashwords, you already have the rights to download a fresh copy. Kindle readers can do the same. I don’t know about Barnes & Noble customers but I suspect that it will probably also be allowed. It will take about a week for the new edition to be delivered to B&N, though, so don’t try it just yet.
To those of you who bought the print edition, I will try my best to make it right. If you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will try to replace your copy as soon as the new version is available. I will pay for your new copy.
Again, I apologize for submitting a sub-standard product. This mistake will not be repeated with my next book.