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Initial post: Apr 16, 2013 5:19:51 PM PDT
Amazons indexing and cross-indexing system for ebooks etc is poorly set up and results in lots of search errors. For example I recently searched for material on King Henry 6 of England. A lot of material turned up so I limited my search category to history. This produced 4 items one about King Henry 8th, another a copy of one of Shakespeare's trilogy of Henry 6th plays, and 2 general works on Tudor England. None of these relate to my search subject. I find that this happens all the time and makes things difficult when using the kindle itself. Amazon must be making a packet out of kindle and ebooks. Is it too much to expect a reasonably accurate catalogue and search facility?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 7:33:39 PM PDT
Fud53 says:
Consider, if you will, the comparison of the kindle's search abilities compared with a paper book....it is lightyears ahead...be satisfied. Yes it's to much to expect an e-book to do all you want with the size brain that it has...and yet someone of your computing and cross referencing capacity doesn't understand this...now that is puzzling.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 10:57:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2013 10:58:45 PM PDT
I wasn't referring to the capacity to search a book on kindle for a particular term but to search Amazon's kindle CATALOGUE (while using the kindle itself rather than a PC) when considering a purchase. Good of you to be so polite about it though.
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