The trade paper edition of The Gilded Hour is now out there in the world.
I blame the midnight elves.
If you follow along here and/or on Facebook* you may remember that when The Gilded Hour was in the crucial final stages of the editorial process, my editor left Penguin/Berkley, and I a new editor picked up where she left off.
Please note immediately: neither editor is responsible for the slippage I’m talking about here. The change in editors was not their decision, and both did everything in their power to make the transition as smooth as possible.
And yet, some things went sideways. A lot of small errors never got corrected in the hardcover edition of The Gilded Hour and there were also two larger problems. (1) a scene got abbreviated. Once I realized this had happened I posted the complete scene online and you can read the whole thing here. (2) More problematic was the final scene, which was also not what I intended.
The trade paper edition of The Gilded Hour came out today, and with one exception (the missing scene) all the problems were fixed.
If you already have an ebook edition of The Gilded Hour, you can re-download it and you’ll find that all the corrections are now in place … Except not yet. For some reason I can’t understand, they have fixed the problems a few at a time, and thus if you went right now to re-download it, you would still not have the completely fixed version. And you’d have to download it a third time. So don’t, okay? Wait until you see a notice here that says Ebook editions now completely corrected — download it again!