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Old 10-12-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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Is it known how publishers will update e-books and how retailers will then act?

Like printed books, most e-books have typos and other errors. Unlike printed books, it costs relatively little to produce a new "edition" (or version, or revision, or whatever they choose to call it).

Is it known how various publishers will address this - especially the major ones?

Is it known how retailers will handle updated e-books?

Do any major publishers visibly support the equivalent of "bug reports", where errors in an e-book could be reported by readers?

I'm mainly wondering how aggressively publishers will remove errors (in either content or formatting), and if retailers will deliver an updated e-book to purchasers of earlier versions. For example, if publishers tended to never fix things (say 5+ years is "never'), then I would remove the errors that bothered me myself - a time-consuming job. If they fix things more promptly, then maybe I can be patient.

In the Nook forum, there is one statement that B&N does provide the latest edition available at the time of any download.
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