The following book:
Title: Praying the Names of God
Author: Ann Spangler
Issue: At the beginning of each chapter is a daily prayer guide. On my Nook it appears twice (duplicated), and often the first sentence of the normal paragraph after that is cut off.
The recently released ROBOTECH books by Jack McKinney are all listed on my Nook as ROBOTECH. There are 3 of them so far (all omnibus editions).
I apologize if I missed it in 10 pages of posts, but is there any evidence that anyone is reading these, or acting on them?
My MobileReference edition of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall" has the following table of contents:
p.704 Volume 1
p.3 Volume 2
p.3205 Volume 3
Volume 1 contains the Introduction, and the prefaces, and starts on page 704.
This strikes me as not right.
Book: The Lost Symbol: Special Illustrated Edition
Author: Dan Brown
Pg 218: You're saying this pyramidis ... [pyramid is]
Pg 306: Avery strange question. [A very]
Pg 425: ... bordered by ? and Thirteenth streets. [missing street name?]
I do not have the ISBN number, but the e-book is Stephen Hunter's "I, Sniper". I cracked up when I started reading the book, because the cover page reads: "I, Snipper". Really - it is the only wording on the page and it could not help but be noticed. The problem is that when a major mistake like this is made, it changes the whole mindset you have when you start a book, just like major grammar and spelling errors in the rest of the book. When I run across an error that should have been obvious if someone was actually editing the book, instead of using spell check, it throws me out of the story and the error ruins the experience for me. One or two I can deal with, but e-books, hard and soft cover books are all having the same problem. I am with another person who commented - why are we, the readers, supposed to do the editing work. We buy a product that is defective and cannot return it. If we were dealing with anything other than a book, we could return it and get our money back. I have a little OCD thing with this, I know, because I have written numerous publishers about this, but the situation does not improve and I have noticed that some authors seem to have more problems in this vein than others. Do they have better editors? What is the reason when the books come from the same publishing houses? This problem needs to get better. I won't stop buying books, but I do find that my respect for publishers and some writers withers more and more as the problem persists. I just want what I pay for - the ability to be in another world when I am reading a book, without unnecessary distractions. The great American work ethic is shriveling!
The Bible Unearthed
Almost every instance of a number or an italicized word has had the white space around it completely stripped out, resulting in long, misspelled words.
See "1 and 2 Samuel" rendered "1and2Samuel" on page 17.
I posted this in another thread, but this particular ebook continually crashed my NookColor and my Nook for PC app. I got a refund, but in the interest of fixing it:
The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
No page number to report - just try to open it with Nook for PC and you should immediately get a crash of the application.
The first page cover on this book is stretched completely out of proportion - the result is extremely pixelated and ugly.
Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms Series #3)
The covers are missing on 2 of the 3 books in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy:
Book 1: The Golden Compass
Book 2: The Subtle Knife (this one is OK, cover-wise)
Book 3: The Amber Spyglass
Also, thanks for this thread. I *AM* annoyed that we readers are having to do this (c'mon, publishers!), but I *DO* appreciate B&N taking initiative to fix these issues.
To add to my "cheer" for B&N: it seems like they really are taking steps to fix things; I alerted them to some missing text in an ebook a few weeks ago, and while I never heard back from them (BAD), when I pulled up the book to report the error in this thread, I noticed that the problem had been corrected (GOOD).
So all that to say:
- 100 for understaffed quality control
- 10 for understaffed customer service
+ 50 for cleaning up publisher errors
+ 75 for transparency by doing all this in a public forum so that customers know they aren't alone and they're not being ignored.
Zombie Survival Guide
Page 31, under the picture of the machete, the heading for that section completely overlaps the text, with the end result that both are illegible. Thanks.
Also in the Zombie Survival Guide, there appears to be an error on page 74 - on the Smallest Text setting with the Smallest Margins on the Nook Color, pge 74 takes up 3 "pages" on the nook, but the last two "pages" consist of a single line of text and blank space. Formatting error of some kind. Thanks.
And also ALSO in the Zombie Survival Guide (wow, we're tearing through this book tonight):
Page 100: "Every member should carry: <UNINTELLIGIBLE>"
It's another instance of two pieces of text superimposed and becoming illegible.
Please scan through previous postings to see how to format your listing for a book. Also read the intro message.
Also, it helps to NOT submit a cover because the message can then be more easily copied and pasted into a message to the publisher by whomever is maintaining this list.
And do bear in mind the OT (off topic) portion. This is for submitting errors found in e-books and not a place to post rants.