Thursday, September 06, 2012

My copy of the Bead Soup book arrived today!

And while I'm super-excited, I need to fix a few things which, in publishing terms, are called errata and I in human terms call things that can't be mentioned in mixed company. 

As many times as a person looks over a manuscript, and no matter how many sets of eyes look at something (and there were many, many eyes on this book), mistakes get made.  I want to publicly apologize for those right now.

On page 55, Nan Emmett's name is misspelled (she's missing a "t").  It's spelled correctly elsewhere, but not here. 

The first picture in the Gallery is completely attributed incorrectly.  It should be attributed to

Christine Altmiller

with beads sent to her from Amy Freeland. 
The name of the piece is 

"Through Vincent's Eyes"

and it was made during the 4th Bead Soup Blog Party.

I couldn't be more sorry for the errors, but I hope you will still enjoy the book!

And did you know....
the contributors don't know yet what their partners made?
Total secret, just like a blog hop reveal!

All contributors and gallery contributors will be receiving their books 
from Kalmbach towards the end of next week, 
and my box of books will be here around then, too!  
So if you pre-ordered a book, you don't have long to wait!  

And there's still time to order -- the button is to the right!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.

Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!


  1. congratulations! I can't wait to get my signed copy!! And thank you for the nice plug in your post regarding excited I am going to get to meet you there!

  2. You must be so excited! And mistakes happen...until someone has had to proofread a manuscript, they can't realize what an enormous job it is! I can't wait to see the book--I am betting it will be beautiful!!

  3. Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy.

  4. Christine Altmiller's piece created with beads from Amy Freeland is AMAZING! Wow, simply stunning .... The Bead Soup Blog Hop jewelry is always the best of the best when visited online; your book must be gorgeous! Can't wait!

    Congratulations to you Lori and to all who are a part of your beautiful book!


  5. Thank You Lori! I really appreciate this and it is truly and honor to be in your book.
    I didn't know the contributors did a soup cool is that to have the big reveal in a book?!?

  6. Oh happy day! It must be so exciting to hold it in your hands, mistakes and all! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  7. How neat is that!? Well, not the errors (or errata) of course, but I'm sure those people understand these things happen.

    Congrats again on such a magnificent book! What an honor to have your brain child (the BSBP) turned into a book :)

  8. congratulations..this has been a long time in the works..can't wait for my copy..
    and what's a missing T?..I had a spare.

  9. Just pre-ordered mine! It looks so awesome I couldn't resist!

  10. Congratulations Lori! I can't express how happy and honored I am to be part of this and how thrilled I am for you.

  11. I'm sure you were so excited to get one "in hand" finally! Congrats, can't wait to see it!

  12. Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment - I'm so happy for you. Sorry about the mistakes, I know that is probably bothering you, but even with all the eyes trying to catch things, it still happens a lot. I'm sure the 'eye-candy' in the book is fabulous enough that no one will notice anything else!

  13. Congratulations. Must be the best feeling to have that baby in your hands.

  14. Oh Lori I am so excited for you and just can not wait for my copy signed of course smiles. I am so pleased for you.You followed the dream thru to completion. Be blessed to be a blessing.

  15. Anonymous1:59 AM

    Your book looks exciting and many congratulations.

  16. Hi Lori, Congratulations on a living memoir of your dream come true. I am very excited that the book is finally coming out. Your hard work made it all possible. Thank you for starting the whole Bead Soup Idea. Your Great Idea grew into great experiences for all of us!!

  17. Many, many congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I cannot wait until I purchase my copy.

  18. Not much longer to wait! So excited for you!


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