absurd page numbers

Status: Under Review

I just bought the book Imager:

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/imager-l-e-modesitt-jr/1100357019?ean=9780765360076

 

According to the product details, the book has 488 pages. I know that the nook version will sometimes show different numbers of pages depening on font and text sizes etc, but on both my simple touch and on the pc reader app, it shows this book as having 1339 pages, and when I hit the next page button the "current page" indicator will skip up by sometimes as much as 3 or 4 pages.

Categories: page numbers
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by Ya_Ya on ‎01-01-2013 03:09 PM

See this post by Doug Pardee explaining what toastr hinted at.

 

:smileyvery-happy:

by on ‎01-03-2013 03:02 PM

I have seen skipped page numbers in quite a few e-books I have read on my NOOK Tablet.  One other thing I have also seen is skipped pages, not just the numbers, but the text.  In every case where this has happened, I have been able to recover the "missing" pages by simply powering the NOOK off, then back on.  Like magic, the missing pages reappear.  That doesn't sound like anything that could be fixed by a publisher, IMO. 

by on ‎01-03-2013 03:23 PM

If the NT is skipping content and the only way to see it is to reboot the device then yes that would be on B&N. 

 

That wasn't the issue presented by the OP.

by on ‎01-03-2013 06:01 PM

Actually, the OP did not say whether content appeared to be missing.  Obviously, if content disappears, the issue is more serious.  Perhaps they might be related?? 

by on ‎01-03-2013 06:19 PM

They did say that they were not missing content in a later post.  It's also on a NST rather than a NT, while the two are Nooks they use different software to reach the same end and are not likely to exhibit the same exact behavior or bugs.

 

I did not mean to dismiss your issue, rather to state that it was not the issue presented here.  Page skipping as the OP experienced is an ebook specific issue and is on the publisher.  Content being displaced is a device issue and is probably better in a new topic in this forum. 

by on ‎01-03-2013 08:42 PM

So. the e-reader applications on the two devices are completely different ...  I wasn't aware of that.  If that is true, then I suppose that there is no relationship between the two types of issue, and I should not have commented.  Mea culpa! 

by on ‎01-04-2013 03:53 AM

I just finished reading Books 1 & 2 (Volume I - Theft of Swords) of The Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan as a Kindle book on my iPad.  The very last page in the book carries the legend "100% - Page 605 of 664" at the lower right-hand corner.  The progress bar is all the way across the bottom of the page.  There are no more pages that can be accessed. The book is published by Orbit, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 

 

It appears that page number anomalies are common with a variety of different publishers, reading formats, and book sellers, as well as e-readers.  I wonder what happened to the remaining 59 pages?  :smileytongue:  The volume did end rather abruptly ... 

by tmr4 on ‎01-05-2013 12:39 PM

I had a book that the nook indicated had over 10,000 pages. Each page turn would increment the page indicator by about 30 pages. I've found this issue fairly common in lower priced ebooks and usually just do the simple calc to determine my relative position in the book.

by on ‎01-05-2013 01:33 PM

Should we have to perform calculations to figure out where we are when we read e-books?  What would we think if publishers began removing page numbers from DTBs in order to save ink? 

by BN_Hemen1 on ‎01-08-2013 04:32 PM
Status changed to: Received
 
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