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Old 11-25-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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Does shortcovers edit the books that it sells? Have noticed a large discrepancy in the number of pages between the books I've bought from them and the books I've bought from other vendors.Or is this just a difference in formatting?
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Hi Hiind,
We never modify the content of the books we sell - customers (not to mention publishers) would get very grumpy at us if we were to do that. Are you seeing a discrepancy in an ePub or in our mobile applications?

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Is there a particular book that looks odd? I'd be happy to look deeper for you, but I'm 100% sure we don't modify epubs.
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Have noticed a large discrepancy in the number of pages between the books I've bought from them and the books I've bought from other vendors.
There is a difference between how LRF/LRX ebooks count pages (based on the current font size, one page per screen) and how Adobe Digital Editions counts ePub pages (by default every 1024 characters, no matter what the font size is). It is possible to override Adobe's default by adding page information to the ePub, but this is rarely done.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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shortcover's a hit

i like shortcovers
they are cheaper than most of the other publishers and the homepage is nice to look at and easy to manage.
shortcovers go on !
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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Two examples: Ice -A Novel by Linda Howard 125 pages from shortcovers.208 pages from Sony
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Betrayal by Andrew Kirtzman 214 pages from shortcovers.320 pages from Sony.
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Two examples: Ice -A Novel by Linda Howard 125 pages from shortcovers.208 pages from Sony
ebook store.
Betrayal by Andrew Kirtzman 214 pages from shortcovers.320 pages from Sony.
Sony, at present, only sells lrx ebooks. Your first example from shortcovers is an ePub ebook which, as wallcraft stated, probably defaults to the 1024 characters per page.
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