May 26, 2011

OOPS or Double Check Your Author

By Susan G. Haws

Recently I learned of an award winning science fiction/fantasy author that I had not read before and was excited to read some of her work. I didn’t remember her name but remembered the title of her award winning short story. Since I was already on an online book store I decided to see if that title was available for sale. It was on sale for 99 cents. It was a short story with the right title and a female author‘s name, so I just figured it was the one I was looking for, and bought it.

I was so excited to enjoy an outstanding short story from a master writer. But no. I should have paid more attention or checked the author. This was definitely not sci-fi/fantasy.

While I am a bit more liberal than many, this was the sort of tale I was embarrassed to have on my hard drive and not my cup of tea if I were to put something explicit on my computer. The moral to me is double check authors and titles before you buy.

Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?


  1. I read this a few days ago and let it simmer in the back of my mind to try to think if I've had a similar experience, but nothing comes to mind. I'm sure I have, though. It sounds like you were tricked! I think the same can be said for music, movies, and just about anything you can get without being able to inspect the product in your hands. Kind of like a really nasty "Rick-roll."

  2. ummm. yep. Several times, especially online. I had the name correct once, but the title off by one word. Another time, I misspelled the author's last name. Not. good.
    Needless, to say, I rarely purchase books online anymore...or clothes. They never fit. But that's another tale for another time! hugs~


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