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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Christina Dodd Tells You the Good News ... and the Bad News

Dear Friends,
I have good news and bad news.

First the bad news — the second printing of THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS is flawed with missing and/or scrambled pages. So if you’re reading chapter ten and suddenly realize you’ve skipped to chapter twenty-one, you have a faulty copy.

Now the good news — All copies of the first and third printings are fine, and thanks to the readers who wrote me to tell me about the trouble (you know who you are!) I was able to convince my publisher, HarperCollins/Avon, to find the source of the problem and offer a solution. Here’s what they have to say:

“If you have obtained a flawed copy, please contact us by email at BarefootPrincess@HarperCollins.com and a new copy will be sent out to you. We are sorry for the inconvenience and want you to enjoy Christina Dodd's THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS from being to end.”

Thank you to everyone who bought and enjoyed THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS, and thank you for your fortitude if you discovered your copy wasn’t perfect. Contact BarefootPrincess@HarperCollins.com within the next month and they’ll replace THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS.

And there is more good news — THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS is my twenty-ninth book, and this is the first time I’ve had a misprinting. Come to think of it, this is the first time I’ve heard of such a thing happening. But then, I’m the only author I know who’s had her cover artist draw a three-armed heroine (http://www.christinadodd.com/cita-cover.htm), so I guess I’m a special case.

Case of what, I have no idea.

Thank you for being such wonderful, patient, enthusiastic readers!

Christina Dodd
Christina Dodd, 2:00 PM