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Good book - spoiled by poor formatting on Kindle,
This review is from: The Dreaming Void: The Void trilogy: Book One (Kindle Edition)
The book itself is fine - up to his usual standard. Sadly, though, the Kindle edition is marred by multiple layout problems. Paragraphs are merged together or split (sometimes half way through a sentence), punctuation is missing... it basically reads like an early proof copy. Given the ease of fixing this sort of thing in digital editions, the lack of care from the publisher is disappointing, and I wouldn't recommend purchasing until they have been resolved.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2010 12:42:50 GMT
Rw Williams says:
I would like to buy this: have these faults described in the Review, been fixed?
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2011 13:33:36 GMT
The complaints are over-exaggerated. There are occasionally blips (a few bits of stray punctuation) but they are few and far between.
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 23:20:45 GMT
Another reviewer said that the prologue and first chapters were mixed up which would indicate rather a bit more than a few blips. Personally I'm not going to plop down 6 quid on an impulse buy if the publisher can't be bothered reading it themselves to correct any issues. Having just read Ender book 2 and 3 on kindle complete with recurring scan/spelling mistakes puts me off.
Better to buy a 2nd hand paperback without mistakes IMO
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 23:33:30 BDT
Mr. T. A. Barr says:
The book is a great read but my kindle version has copyed about 5% extra in the middle...its very confusing.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2013 17:31:33 BDT
D. J. Ramsden says:
Yes, my copy is like this. The prologue comes in at 12% into the book. So in order my copy goes Chapter 1, Prologue, Chapter 2 etc. Very odd.
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 19:59:52 GMT
M. D. Saunderson says:
As of October 2014 the poor formatting seems to be fixed. I noticed perhaps one or two spelling errors, (streetlight instead of streetfight, thought I think think might have been in volume 3 - words to the effect "he looked like he has lost a vary bad streetlight." ) and the odd hyphen-ated word in the middle of the page, that on the print version probably divided the word between the end of one line of text and the next. Other than this (and I have seen worse on hard-copy books) the issue was not an issue for me. The same holds true of the next two volumes. The odd correctly spelled worm (word) that is the wrong word, and the occasional divided word in the in-correct (incorrect) location.
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