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Old 09-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Scanned or original electronic copy

Is there anyway to tell if the ebooks Amazon sell come from a scanner or from the original electronic copy typed by the author?
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Publishers hire the Typyest LOL Those from Amazon are from Publishers. Tho IF you incounter a mistake & report to amazon they will let publisher know so it gets corrected.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Is there anyway to tell if the ebooks Amazon sell come from a scanner or from the original electronic copy typed by the author?
If it's a fairly recent book, it's probably an electronic copy.

If it's a backlist, it's probably from a scanner.

Your mileage may vary...
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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But there is no way to tell how the book got created. A book file is a book file.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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But there is no way to tell how the book got created. A book file is a book file.
... except by reading it.

If it's a scanned copy, you will often pick up errors of the sort a scanner would make, such as the letter "l" instead of an "i".
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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If the fonts cannot be altered, its probably a scanned copy. Very few are like that.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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