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.