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Typos, missing content, and errors oh my!,
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This review is from: Business Law: Text and Cases, 11th Ed. (Kindle Edition)
I got the Kindle version after I already had a hardback version for a Business Law class. The hardback version was fine, but what I found in the Kindle version was that the number of missing passages, typos, and errors was very high.
In one situation, one of the cases was actually missing! I was asked to read in class by my instructor, and had to borrow a book after a few minutes of struggling to understand what case he was talking about. I believe that was in chapter 9, but can't remember.
In other cases the formatting is rendered useless, and if things are in an ordered numbered list, they are just jumbled together poorly.
I just found in Chapter 10, several sentences that were cut off, and mashed together so incomprehensibly that I had to refer back to the paper version. I am sincerely grateful I have the paper version because there is no way I could have answered that take home test question with that passage because it doesn't make sense at all.
It is still useful, for the most part, to take to class, but I would not rely on it for tests. The information is just all to often missing, or has typos that render it hard to understand.
I'm actually very disappointed in this because I was going to buy all my textbooks in Kindle format if I could next quarter, but now I'm not so sure I should.
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2010 9:11:12 AM PST
G. Pinter says:
Before I buy a Kindle I want to see if this kind of error are is not the norm.
In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 7:17:38 AM PDT
C. Romaella says:
Pretty sure that's germane to the publisher. I encountered similar problems in the text itself.
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 9:08:18 AM PDT
This is why Amazon needs to separate the reviews for the kindle version... Great book in paper.
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