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kiinle is not like reading hardcover.it is making me very angy. they take too much out whenthey edit


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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 10:12:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 10:12:50 PM PST
I remember getting into a "discussion" with a poster who SWORE her book was edited and she was livid, etc.. etc... I finally got her to tell me which book, and it turned out to be "Alice in Wonderland", which is high on my list of all-time favorites. I checked out the product page, and the book appears to be unabridged as far as I could tell, so I asked her what was missing, and she said "The entire chapter about Tweedledum and Tweedledee." Well no wonder! That chapter is in "Through the Looking Glass" and not in "Alice" at all. She was very sheepish after I explained that.

And you all have got me wanting tacos now. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 9:33:23 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
The OP is claiming (I think-her thread title and post are actually just so much gibberish, honestly) that whole parts of e-books are missing, i.e. sentences, paragraphs, etc. That claim can in no way be compared to a few words throughout a book being a space or two off. Soooo not the same thing. And not true.

When OCR software is used to convert a print book to digital, that will happen if enough care isn't taken with proof-reading afterwards.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 8:54:33 PM PST
Thanks, I had somehow missed the "Report formatting problems" with this book link before. I'll use that next time I find one of these.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 11:53:43 AM PST
Wonderful!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 11:28:36 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Au contraire!

I have many behavioral intentions!

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 10:54:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 10:56:44 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
it was wonderful - we bought corn tortillas (frozen), chipotles (canned), masa harina (yay!) and demi bottle of Chilean wine and some chips

as well as having chicken burritos for supper along with some excellent guacamole

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 12:46:02 PM PST
DL...I see you have absolutely no intention to behave. LOL rosie

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 10:26:33 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Here's the thing, Mike,

There are, indeed, formatting issues with some Kindle books. Amazon provides a feedback method specifically to identify those books.

It is easy to take seriously YOUR posting about these issues because your post demonstrates that you, yourself, can write which, presumably, means that you can read.

The OP has no such defense and doesn't deserve one, IMMHO.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 10:20:02 AM PST
Man, I could use a mil ksh ake right about now. Thanks a LOT, dude! :o(

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 10:14:13 AM PST
Report the issues via the product page for the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 10:13:56 AM PST
That means the e-book was produced by scanning the paper book rather than starting from an electronic file. Whoever scanned it didn't have very good OCR software, and didn't bother to go through and proofread it as they should.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 10:12:51 AM PST
Folina-
I read in landscape and with my thumb barely over the edge of the bezel, I use the exact same movement as using the kk.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 10:08:00 AM PST
In defense of the OP, I have quite a few kindle books with words mashed together, or split apart (eg: mil ksh ake instead of milkshake) and even one with wrong words substituted in some places, and when I have had the opportunity to compare these to print editions, the print editions always look better. It can be pretty frustrating sometimes. (Indie books and commercially published books both have these issues)

Anybody else see things like this? Maybe my kindle is "special"....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 5:24:31 AM PST
It was an adjustment for me, going from my KK to the PW, on just how to hold it, and where to rest my thumb. The KK, I could hold it so that my thumb didn't have to move but that fraction of an inch to click the button.

But the PW motion is more like a thumb-wrestling move, to get past the bezel. I *love* my PW; I'm not complaining. But it was a tad awkward for a few days until I adjusted.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 5:21:12 AM PST
it shipped ok recently for me - it was in a cooled package container and at least for me, it came fedex

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 5:18:34 AM PST
LJA says:
LOL now that's something I'd like to change. I have a tabby that likes to sit with me when I read. His whiskers and tail have turned pages on my fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 4:54:54 AM PST
Norwenna says:
And how turning pages requires only a minuscule tap of a button or a page.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 12:32:31 AM PST
Artist says:
The first tip they give you in a speed reading class is to cover up the opposite page in a book, the on that you're not reading. Since the Kindle doesn't have a two page spread, we're naturally reading faster. That, in addition to the font choices and the lighter weight of the Kindle allows most of us to read much faster.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:25:38 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
a lot of people have reported that to be the case - I think being able to use a font size you're comfortable with coupled with not having as many words on a line compared to a paper book can help to make one read faster

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:12:23 PM PST
Hulababy says:
Thanks, I would be angry if the books were edited. I guess we're just reading faster. I know I am.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 10:52:46 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
most likely burrito night and breakfast tacos

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 3:49:29 PM PST
Tinker-bella says:
Yes, I wish I still lived in CA where it is readily available. Living in the north woods, means having to get it shipped... and I've read oodles of complaints on Yelp about shipments of green bread arriving on a fairly regular basis, with less-than-stellar customer service.

Thank you, however, for posting about JB... that was very kind of you to do so. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 3:38:44 PM PST
I am thrilled on your behalf! Taco Night comin' up!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 3:38:24 PM PST
have you checked out Julian Bakery (I think) that has some gluten-free breads and stuff - they weren't bad...but it needs to be refigerated

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 3:18:39 PM PST
anybody seen the OP?
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