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Cheap version for Kindle: but (as so often with Kindle) flawed
on 8 March 2013
Ok so it was less than a pound for the entire translated copy of the surviving books from Livy's History of Rome.
But as so often with Kindle version of books (sometimes full price versions!!!) it is full of errors.
I have read 20% of the book so far and have bookmarked over 270 (yes 270) errors, caused by lack of spaces between words. This means there is gobbledegook on virtually every page, frequently several errors in the same paragraph.
These could have been found by the simple application of a spell-checker.
Sooner or later Amazon is going to have to apply some of its undoubted clout to so called publishers, and refuse to put error strewn material out there for their readers.
I am a fan of Amazon, but am becoming annoyed at their lack of willingness to apply some quality control.
A cheap item, that does not work, is the most expensive thing you can buy.
Customers who buy goods that do not work, will go elsewhere.
The high street and the web is full of examples of very big names who ultimately forgot about the quality of the goods they sold, and are now just history.