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Old 03-22-2009, 07:23 AM   #6
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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.
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