walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
walkitout
walkitout

Cool Feature!

Every detail page on Amazon for a kindle edition has a Feedback box with the option to report bad formatting. Sweet! It's been there for months if not years and I just never noticed. I'll remember it now, though.

I discovered it via this:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/TxTV21O81F092A?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG

Which is worth reading through -- the comments are good, too. I've been really lucky. This is the first book I've read on the kindle (and I have hundreds) that had anything like this level of problem. I haven't mentioned it, but _Scorpion Tongues_ also suffers from the italics-not-turning-off and bold-not-turning-off problems described by commenters as occurring in other books.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I remember mass market paperback runs where an entire signature was missing/duplicated. Bad enough in a short story collection, but horrifying in a novel. And there were plenty more books that weren't that obviously unreadable, but had missing and duplicated lines of text. I know this isn't new. It's just a real shock to run into it in something that the publisher thinks I should be paying $10.99 for.
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