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Kindle ed. full of typos,
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This review is from: Reamde: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
I tend to forgive errors in Kindle editions of books transcribed from dead tree books, but find it ridiculous that an eBook by an author whose cred rests on his computer savvy contains so many. At some points, the Kindle edition of REAMDE seems like a draft, containing everything from simple letter/word omissions (kindle "page" 248), to strings of words inserted nonsensically (p 233). I would hope that some of these errors would not make it into a dead tree edition, so perhaps the publisher needs to work on an all-digital workflow that allows changes at any point to propagate out to all editions.
On another note, intelligent people stopped using "retarded-looking" as a trivial adjective a long time ago (p 240, not in dialog).
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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011 10:27:40 AM PDT
"find it ridiculous that an eBook by an author whose cred rests on his computer savvy contains so many."
Yeah, 'cause, you know, I'm sure Neal stormed into the publisher's eBook department, swept someone's keyboard away from them, and demanded to be able to personally type it in because his cred depended on it. I think you misunderstand the nature of the publishing process and the areas where the author has any influence at all (hint: few, and certainly not at the plumbing level like this).
"On another note, intelligent people stopped using 'retarded-looking' as a trivial adjective a long time ago"
Oh, are we back to mongoloid? Maybe it was to avoid confusion with mongoliad...
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