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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good Kindle edition, 8 Aug. 2011
This review is from: I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics) (Kindle Edition)
The book gets five stars, I've loved it for years so I bought it as soon as the Kindle edition came out though I did read the sample first to check that it looked OK. All the big mistakes happen after the end of the sample; in three or four places there are several words missing from a sentence only to turn up a few paragraphs later in a completely different sentence. This is much worse than just having a few spelling mistakes or missing spaces. How did a proper publisher release anything in this state? You wouldn't have to know the novel to realise that the sentences didn't make sense.

Generally the Kindle edition works, it has a proper table of contents and includes the illustrations at the start of each section as well as good introduction by Valerie Grove (whose biography of Dodie Smith is also well worth a read). The mistakes in the text really let it down and surely it would be easy enough to release a corrected version but I don't know that there's any way for Amazon to indicate that it has been updated.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2012 12:39:04 GMT
J. Beaumont says:
My view exactly. I've emailed the publisher twice now - even let them know exactly where the errors are (the ones I found, anyway) - but I've not even had an acknowledgement, let alone any indication of when a corrected edition will be supplied. The TDA must apply to ebooks as much as any other product, surely?
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