More than occasional, it seems like there is almost one instance per page where the wrong word is substituted. Very distracting, I'm not buying the rest of the series on my kindle unless they do something about the errors.
****Please note: I called Amazon CS and was given a $10 Kindle credit when I reported the problems I found in this book. I suggest calling and doing so as well.*****
As I said in my review, this Kindle edition is literally and without any hyperbole the worst edited book I have ever read. The book becomes a confusing mess at times because of the terrible editing. I have no idea what happened and why it continues to be a problem, but it's honestly an insult to the author to let those problems stand.
However, don't let the first book experience dissuade you from buying the rest the series on Kindle. None of the other books in the series on the Kindle have these problems.
Just checked my edition, and I don't believe they've fixed the problems. Though I'm not sure if/how updates work for books over Kindle. As I said previously, the other books in the series are just fine. No more editing issues than any typical paper-published book.
FWIW in my conversations with CSR's at Amazon over this issue I was't left with alot of hope that a fix or re-edit would be forthcoming. I think that's why they credited my account $10.
I'm almost finished with A Game Of Thrones, which I purchased for Kindle a few weeks ago. I haven't noticed any errors, and I looked up the errors mentioned in the most recent review, but on my version, they are fixed.
Great book, but I found the countless errors in the Kindle edition distracting. Proper names frequently are broken into verbs and adjectives. There are many, this was a lazy conversion. Someone should fix this. I'll get the printed copy of the next in the series.
I have noticed quite a few glaring errors myself (needless hyphenation: 'Cer-sei', 'easterly' rock rather than Casterly Rock, 'Haider' rather than 'Halder' to name just a few).
There are far too many to be acceptable really, I think I'll follow the advice of those above and make a complaint. This will definitely make me more hesitant to purchase books for my kindle in the future.
Re: corrected versions of books - I've received a few of books I've purchased. They send an email first asking if you want the corrected/updated version. They don't do it automatically. I think the reason (my memory is hazy) is that you will lose highlights, notes, etc. you may have made.
Unfortunately, it looks like this book *still* has a lot of errors in it. I just bought it a few days ago and I've already noticed some really glaring mistakes. Littlefinger written as "Little finger," missing words ("he was no longer Winterfell"), or the wrong word entirely ("give the he?" instead of "give the lie?").
It's really disappointing that these mistakes still haven't been mostly eliminated 4 years later.