Originally Posted by scottjl
well. it definitely sucks for the buyer. but think about it this way, if you buy a hardcover or paperback in the store and take it home, it's not like the publisher ships you an updated copy to your house when they revise it. i have many outdated books i've bought several times for additions that included corrections and/or additional content.
However pbooks in general don't have the number of errors present in a lot of ebooks (OCR errors and such). If the pubs would do it right the first time this wouldn't be as big of an issue for some folks. A new edition would be a different matter entirely.