Originally Posted by boxcorner
Apart from having a bit of fun at starrlamia's expense (hopefully they weren't offended), I think they made a very valid point. I was delighted when I first got my reader, but was soon disappointed by the number of errors and formatting problems that I discovered in free e-books. Anything that distracts the reader from the story, spoils the reading experience. Whilst I'm willing to tolerate it in a freebie, it wouldn't be acceptable in anything that I had to pay for. At the very least, I would expect there to be some path for feeding back errors to the author/publisher. I would expect my comments to be welcomed and hopefully acknowledged. Is this what other people here have experienced?
Its ok, I am not overly concerned with random people on the internet not liking my lack of effort in spelling, grammar and punctuation. I donít exactly judge a person's point or opinion based on how well they did in English classes or how often they choose to use a spell checker.
However, if I am buying a book or something that is supposed to be professionally written, unless it is part of the writer's style/story, I do expect to pay for something that has been edited and spell checked and not be so full of errors that itís hard to read.
I am aware there is an edit button (sort of), Iím used to a forum that doesnít have one, and I donít think there is much of a point in editing something that I find mistakes in hours later and in which people have already read and pointed out.