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4.0 out of 5 stars Would a proofread kill them?, 7 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Six Shorts - The finalists for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award (Kindle Edition)
These are very good stories - as you'd expect. Turned out I'd read four of the six before, but I'm a glutton for contemporary short stories so it's not a great surprise. Junot Diaz should win the competition.

The only trouble is that as with so many ebooks, there are errors. There were typos and punctuation problems (and missing words) that tripped up my reading, in every one of the stories. Publishers, we are paying for these products; do you think you could do readers - and the writers, for that matter - the courtesy of proofreading? Thanks.
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2013 13:28:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Mar 2013 13:29:23 GMT
David Harris says:
A very good point. There have been countless criticisms of e-books betraying this kind of shoddiness, but I suspect that they just vanish behind a wall of apathy and nothing gets done about the problem. This, as it happens, is quite a high-profile e-publishing event, with a £30,000 award going to the winner. As such one really would expect the powers that be to get it right.
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