Originally Posted by JD Gumby
Avoid Kobo, then, if that's your preferred method of weeding out the chaff - so many of their previews consist of the title pages, copyright notice, acknowledgements/dedications, and end at the TOCs. Might occasionally get forewords, if the book has any, but that's iffy. :/
From what I hear, a lot of people do.
In fact, a lot of people use Amazon to find their reads, even if they end up buying an epub from somebody else.
Avid readers quickly learn the tricks of navigating through a flood of content.
The truth is that even before ebooks we all had to figure out on our own what was good, mediocre, or even plain bad hidden behind a fancy cover.
There's this very old saying about not judging a book by its cover?
Very true with pbooks but less so with self pubs.
Give it time and life in the age of content overload will stabilize.