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Old 01-07-2008, 09:13 AM   #46
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Harry,

Many thanks for this enjoyable treasure trove.

WRT proofing errors, I have a few questions for this book specifically (and for all books in general, if anyone knows):

- Are corrections based on the e-text alone useful, or only if checked against the paper source? I.e. is "this looks wrong" worth submitting?
- Are there particular books/stories in this collection that you would like help proofing?
- Do you have a preferred format for corrections to be submitted?

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:53 AM   #47
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I'd prefer to just carry on going through this particular book myself, Bob. I'll get there in the end! If you find anything I've missed in the three novels that I've proofed so far, though, then please do let me know!

Both comparisons against paper versions and spotting simple typos are very valuable. One thing to be aware of with SH in particular is that there are minor differences between the British and American texts; I've taken the British text to be my "definitive" version.
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:14 PM   #48
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I just started reading "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" and it seemed familiar. Using the Kindle search feature, I found that it shares several pages in common with "The Resident Patient." Is this correct?
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:21 AM   #49
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I've read the whole thing through myself, and there doesn't seem to be any "break" in the story, indicating that something might be misplaced. I've not yet checked this story against a printed version, though, I'm afraid.

Do you have a printed book yourself that you could check against?
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I found the scanned passages online at google and the author does appear to have repeated material in the two stories. How odd.
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I found the scanned passages online at google and the author does appear to have repeated material in the two stories. How odd.
http://www.sherlockian.net/canon/klinger.html discusses the duplicated text.
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Interesting. I guess that Dr. Watson (or his literary agent, Conan Doyle) got a little confused . Thanks for the link, Sparrow.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:19 PM   #53
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Sparrow, thanks.

Harry, if you have free time, it might be nice to add a notes section to the ebook including:

- a mention of the duplicated text
- Sparrow's link
- a link to this thread so people remember where they got the book (took me a few minutes)
- the version number so folks know when there is a newer one
- maybe some credits: you, the scanner, etc.


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Old 03-13-2008, 05:18 AM   #54
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Proofed and corrected "The Valley of Fear". This was in a reasonable state, with only a few minor typos. The main thing I've done is restored the original British Edition text (it was previously the American version).

That's all the novels done. On to the short stories now.

Uploaded v7.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:44 PM   #55
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I read abridged Holmes stories as a kid. Looking forward to revisiting them in their proper form as an adult. My first download from this site. thanks for the work that went into it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:19 AM   #57
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Fully proof-read and corrected "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Uploaded v8.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #58
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Save as other formats?

HarryT,

I grew up LOVING Sherlock Holmes, and would love to read the books again on my ebook reader. Would you be willing to save your file in the .mobi format as well? There's no way to convert from the .lrf format to the .mobi without losing all of the hard work you've put in to make it great, but it should work from your raw source file...

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It is available in MobiPocket format:

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