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Old 09-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #14
TomF
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After reading Carl Hiaasen's Skinny Dip, and because his Star Island is one of the best-selling Kindle books, I decided to go back and read some of his earlier stuff. I downloaded and read his Double Whammy sample from Amazon and ordered it by clicking on the "Buy this book now" link at the end of the sample. Even though the sample seemed OK, before I got 1/3 through the book I couldn't stand how poorly done this e-book was. There were misspellings, poor punctuation, bad spacing, and overall bad formatting. This book was originally published 22 years ago and was obviously a poor scan job with no additional editing. Then I discovered that I had paid $13.99 for this crappy presentation! I asked and got a refund from Amazon. The response from Penguin to my complaint about both the pricing and the formatting was a canned reply regarding the pricing with no mention of anything they would do to correct the formatting.
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