I have never lied about who I am, and I do not plan to. I wish there was a little "self-published" token on Amazon, like how B&N has the PubIt! picture. You would think that $2.99 would be explanation enough!
Do I want my books to look perfect? Yes! Who doesn't? I've read books backed by major publishing houses that have errors in them. So will my book have errors? Plenty! I have some AWESOME friends who volunteer to proofread my books. They take time out of their busy schedules and look the text over, and each of them seem to find different errors.
Have we found them all? No.
As with Exceptional, I'll take a brain break and probably read Rogue all the way through to start my outline for book three. If I find errors then, I'll fix them in the document and update the file.
I have never lied about being a self-publish author.
I hope that if you buy my books you realize that.
If you decide to write a review that says "WHY ARE THERE ERRORS IN THIS BOOK" I'll gladly direct you to this post.
I LOVE reading self-published authors. Or Indie authors, which I think sounds better. ;) When I read, I want a good story. I want new characters to love, and I want to get lost. If there are errors.... so be it. If there are a ton, I might side-eye a little, but if the story is readable.... give it to me!