My books range from 120,000 words to 200,000 (rounded down to the nearest 5K). In fact, here’s the break down:
TOTAL: 1,550,000 words
(That’s published words. When I think about how much rewriting is involved in writing a book, that number boggles my mind.)
Which makes the average size 155,000 words.
So far there are 65 typos reported for all books on my I have a Report a Typo! page on this website. That an average of 6.5 typos per book.
Which is one error per 23,846 words. I think that’s pretty good, really.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know about errors. If you tell us about them we can have them corrected in reprints. So if you find any, go to the Report a Typo! page (under the Contact menu). Check that it hasn’t already been reported, and fill out the form. Please, PLEASE remember to say which page it’s on, and in the case of ebooks the chapter number helps me locate the same typo in the print edition.
And it’s a page for reporting typos, not printing or ebook conversion errors. If your book has a printing error return it to the shop. If your ebook has an error contact the retailer.
(Oh, and I think the funniest error so far is in The Traitor Queen – in which Gol mysteriously turns into God.)