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Doug_Pardee
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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

You can also try sending a PM to BN_AlexG, who is the Community Manager on these boards.

 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

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@underarock:

 

While I understand your frustration, the listing page you selectively screenshot is intended as a portmanteau listing for multiple editions of the book: new paperback, various used, and NOOK. The large image to the left is for the first edition listed: the paperback.

 

This seems pretty clear.

 

The confusion comes in because the page design doesn't make it clear that you need to expand the NOOK Books section of "All Available Formats + Editions" to see who is publishing the eBook edition(s) and that it may bot be the same as the edition at the top of the page. The need to do this needs to be made blatantly obvious.

 

In this expansion, it is clear that the $0.95 edition is by MobileReference.

 

However, I agree with you that, with the given layout, the natural assumption is that "Buy Now" option for the eBook would be a Penguin edition.

 

Experienced users of the site will be used to the many convoluted evolutions of the site's design. But B&N shouldn't assume this. It needs to be designed with the first-time user in mind.

 

Sure, the price would have tipped an experienced user off to something that warranted a further look before purchase. But a first-timer? They'll just assume that it's a really good bargain.

 

All of this factors into a fairly strong argument for some consideration from B&N in making an exception to the no returns on eBooks policy. I know it's barely a $1, but it's the principle. It won't hurt to politely ask if you have the time/patience to call and speak to a CS supervisor.

 

Worst case scenario, it's a fairly cheap lesson, but that doesn't change the fact that it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

 

BTW, this is not really an error in the book or listing, just really poor site design. So probably warrants posting in a different thread or creating a new one.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

I have found an issue in Chapter 14 of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  I don't have my Nook with me at the moment but it was only a couple of pages into the chapter.  At my font size it is between where Katniss is talking about her promise to kill Snow and the paragraph that talks about the "bright" minds.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

It seems that not only my Nook Color but the PC version of this book shows up with no apostrophes  through the whole book - which makes it a bit daunting to read.

 

Everything else with it seems to be fine, and I can't find a copy of this in print close by to see if this is more than a ebook issue. I've tried in both publisher defaults and text format incase it was a format issue and no luck.

 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Pardon, its been one of those days. Quotation marks. Not apostrophes. (Though I think those are missing to), but other punctuation is there. 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Title: Unwelcome (Archangel Academy Series #2)

Author: Michael Griffo

ISBN-13: 9780758253392

 

Issue/Error location: Page 12

 

First part of second sentence: He liked how it felt and so he kept his eyes closed even though he wasn???t sleeping,......

 

The ??? means that the character code can't be read. So I'm assuming an incorrect code was put in other than the one for apostrophe. It shows up as ??? on my computer but as three blocks on my iPad nook. The blocks are rather annoying. Appreciate it!

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Title: Slave Boy

Author: Evangeline Anderson

ISBN-13: 9781596327542

 

Needs a total review ??? everywhere and shows up as blocks on my iPad nook. Character codes need to be checked!!!! All these blocks and ??? really kill the whole thing.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Title: Dead Harvest

Author: Chris F. Holm
ISBN-13: 9780857662187

 

This new release does not have a thumbnail cover art. I was told this is the place to report that kind of information, so I hope I'm in the right place!

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

An easy way to add cover art on any epub is to

 

1) get the reader Calibre (useful for scads of things such as stripping DRM from B&N ebooks and others, and converting between various formats);

 

2) import the book into the Calibre list (which means it will make an extra copy under a Calibre Library folder);

 

3) use the metadata edit feature to browse to a cover image (this feature will check two or three places, plus you can navigate to an image you've saved on your PC); and finally

 

4) "covert" the book from epub to epub.

 

As well as adding the cover you should make sure you are happy with the metadata shown, especially for title and author. Also, in the title listing, make sure language is visible and that it is correct. When you create the new epub, all the corrections will be incorporated into that file. If you simply make chages using the metadata editor, the program will go by those changes but will not change the original epub file.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

ISBN-13: 9780982441466

 

The current Free Fridays book, Sylvia Nobel's The Devil's Cradle, misspells her surname as "Noble" in the metadata.

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Dead Game, Kirk Russell, ISBN 9780811873680

This ebook does not show anything for the author even though it has an opf:file-as="" (sic) in the <dc:creator>. Also the <dc:title> is given as DEADGAME (all caps, one word).

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

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The Fifth Elephant (Discworld Series)

 

ISBN: 9780061020407

 

Formatting: One of the footnotes is wrong on page 260. It should be "A kind of pastry made from curtains." The ebook has "whatever name Vimes rec," which looks like something they accidentally copied and pasted from the main text.

 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Actually it's "whatever the name Vimes rec," and it is indeed part of a sentence from the main text.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

The Story of O, Pauline Reage, ISBN-13: 9781105645846. A chunk of text has evidently been lost on page 74, around the heading "(BM) III - Anne-Marie and the Rings". The sentence before the heading ends without being finished, and the sentence after starts in the middle and is unrelated to the previous incomplete sentence.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Becoming Fearless, by Michelle Aquilar, ISBN-13: 9780781407731

 

After page 27, pages are missing until page 44.

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

I jut bought Joel Richardson's newest book Mideast Beast. Chapter 1 ends several pages early! He was explaining 7 things that one needed to keep in mind, and at the end of item 6 it says "So the three primary emphases of Biblical prophecy are:" then it lists one and goes on to chapter two! It deosn't finish point 6 and doesn't even get to point 7.

 

What should I do? Is there anybody to call?

 

Any help will be most appreciated.

 

Dave

 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)


Wayfarer58 wrote:

I jut bought Joel Richardson's newest book Mideast Beast. Chapter 1 ends several pages early! He was explaining 7 things that one needed to keep in mind, and at the end of item 6 it says "So the three primary emphases of Biblical prophecy are:" then it lists one and goes on to chapter two! It deosn't finish point 6 and doesn't even get to point 7.

 

What should I do? Is there anybody to call?

 

Any help will be most appreciated.

 

Dave

 


Have you tried rebooting (powering off, then back on) your NOOK?  Sometimes this will fix these kinds of problems. 

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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

Yes, I've done all that, as well as archive and unarchive. Problem still persists. I am currently working with the publisher and hope to have a resolution soon.
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Re: The NOOKbook Correction Thread (Meta-data/Formatting)

FWIW, the publisher and the author of the book in question have contacted me and we'e gotten the whole issue straightened out.
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eBook Cover Art for Wheel of Time Books

Hopefuly this is the correct thread to post this.

 

The following Wheel of Time Books have the incorrect cover art.

 

Book 01 - The Eye of the World

Uses the cover art of the new Trade Paper edition

Book 05 - The Fires of Heaven

Uses the cover art of the new Trade Paper edition

Book 12 - The Gathering Storm

Uses the cover art of the Trade Cloth edition

Book 13 - The Towers of Midnight

Uses the cover art of the Trade Cloth edition

 

Just find it kind of annoying that TOR went through the trouble of making new cover art for the eBook editions and for them to be either not used (Books 12 and 13) or used and then switched to another versions artwork (Books 01 and 05)