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4.0 out of 5 stars Blizzard of typos in Kindle edition, June 2, 2010
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I'm enjoying the book, well written, but my comment relates to quality assurance in the Kindle edition I am reading on my iPad. I can't imagine the printed book is in this kind of shape, so I assume there is a big problem with the conversion process to ebook format. There are literally thousands of missing periods, word spaces, and commas, several per "page," along with many spurious line breaks. I've been reading past these, but when sentences are run together I often have to slow down to sort the missing punctuation. THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. The printed book is about the same price; I'd recommend you get that instead. Complaint filed with Random House, for all the good I expect that will do.
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Initial post: Jun 25, 2010 12:50:23 PM PDT
Derek Young says:
Sad to see it still hasn't been fixed; I noticed this in the "Free Sample" over a year ago!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 10:16:00 PM PDT
It is very annoying and I don't know whom to complain to.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2010 3:59:31 PM PDT
I've emailed complaints regarding other Kindle book formatting issues directly to customer service. They actually wanted me to send them the line numbers from the particular book. Ridiculous.

Ever since then I always search for "Kindle" in the reviews for books I want to read before I buy them for the Kindle.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 10:10:33 AM PDT
For what it's worth I purchased my copy through Google, and it is just fine on my Nexus 7 Adroid tablet. Just saying.
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