View Single Post
Old 03-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #6
lawrie
Member
lawrie began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 40
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: sony reader 505
I bought a Ken Follet (The Pillars of the Earth ) book from WHSmiths and it had on average one misspelling a page.
These were from faulty OCR. For example, 'I'll' was always 'TH'
It was obvious that no human had read the book in e format.

I contacted the publishers (Pan Macmillan) who simply referred me to Smiths.

Smith's initial response was they had had a look at it and could not find any mistakes.

I sent an annoted list of mistakes from one chapter and they replied with thanks and a refund.

What worries me is that these books are cheap to produce, fail to meet basic quality control at times, yet still cost as much.
lawrie is offline   Reply With Quote