View Full Version : Has anyone ever purchased a blank ePub?

03-08-2010, 11:38 PM
I just purchased a title from Kobo and, to my surprise, the book displayed as a blank white page in ADE. The metadata containing title and author appears in the left column of ADE, along with the chapter numbers, but there is only a blank white page and a small blank white space where the cover art is normally displayed. (And, yes, I've looked through all the chapters)

Of all the dozens and dozens of ePubs I've downloaded, I have never experienced this. Does anyone know what the cause might be? Corruption? Something missing in the file? It does, in fact, show a size of 336kb.

Nothing wrong with my copy of ADE, have downloaded several books in the same time frame. Guess I'm stuck until Kobo responds to my email. :(

03-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Sounds like the hack who created the epub made a spelling error in a critical place and didn't bother to check the result. ADE is very fussy about some elements and will throw a wobbly if they're mangled.

03-09-2010, 01:20 PM
Well, I don't know where to assign blame, but it's a Random House title that should have been proofed.

At any rate, I'll stick with Amazon from now on - at least they can be reached by phone and do resolve things immediately. Two emails to Kobo and still no response. :tdown: Lesson learned.