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I started a comment in response to this over on Book Business, but it grew into a TeleRead post all its own. I think the idea that e-book sales are flattening or declining is a bit of a false premise, and it's not clear how effective annotations would be at "saving" them.
Are there any more posts in this series yet? It's been over a month.
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Hey, Doc. The interesting thing about e-books from pro publishers is that it's not that stores like Amazon or B&N don't care about the quality of the books they make available. It's that they are prohibited by their contracts with the publishers from making any changes at all—even to fix typos. Any fixes or changes of any kind have to come down from on high. There have been some pretty hilarious typos in e-books. For example, these from Diane Duane's "Young Wizards" series or a particularly embarrassing one that proves "shift happens". A lot of them are attributable to bad (or unedited) OCR conversions from pre-e-book printed form. Apparently publishers just entrust their e-books to scripts because they don't want to spend the time, money, and effort to deal with them.
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