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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
posted by Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com on February 8, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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24 out of 33 people found this review helpful.
Typos and the sorry state of e-book editing
This is not trivial. I paid a premium price for this Nookbook and shouldn't have to stumble over typographical errors every page or two. What's keeping major publishers from proofreading books after the electronic reader conversion process? The price of a day's wages for a single copy editor? How much could that cost? A hundred bucks? Less than that?
No one would put up with errors like these in a hardcover or paperback book. We shouldn't put up with it in e-books, either. When I Google "typos in e-books" I get over 200,000 results with titles like "too many errors and typos in Kindle e-books," and "lousy proofreading in e-books." One member of a B&N Nookbook forum says he writes down every typo and formatting error he encounters, with the page numbers on which they occur, and sends them into the publisher. To date, he says, he's received no responses. Most of these complaints date back at least a year. It's a known issue, one the booksellers and publishers are certainly well aware of. Why hasn't it been fixed?
I wrote to Barnes & Noble today, asking them to credit my account for the $15.40 I paid for this e-book. I also asked them to use their considerable clout to persuade publishing houses to do a better job of editing the e-books they sell.
You should too.
posted by paulwoodford on March 21, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 3, 2011
Not for the Impatient
The story began at a different pace than it ended. It ran about 80 pages too long. I was disappointed in how it dragged near the end. I felt like I was sitting in an elderly seafarer's den, listening to his endless yarns... I would not recommend it.
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