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Saskatoon author pulls book from store shelves

Saskatoon author Wes Funk has pulled his new book, Cherry Blossoms, from bookstore shelves after realizing a draft version of the novel was accidentally published.

CBC quotes Funk:

A more primitive version of the book was sent. And in the end, a more primitive version of the book was printed. So, we have some work to do … I want it to be a solid product and my integrity, and common sense just kicked in.

The book was in stores for a little over a week before Funk learned of the mistake. Though it was close to the final version and the storyline remains the same, it contained several typos and needed refinement.

The author added he and Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, the editing and printing service he hired, have been in contact with bookstores and libraries across Canada to have the book pulled, and that it will take another month to republish.

Cherry Blossoms, set in Saskatchewan, is about an unhappy farm wife who gets a new beginning after making a spontaneous move to Saskatoon. Funk said despite the mix-up with the printers, it had been selling successfully in Saskatoon before being pulled.