Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fansubs and e-books: When pirates outcompete on quality | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Fansubs and e-books: When pirates outcompete on quality | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"And here is where the e-book comparison comes in, because we’ve heard many complaints about the shoddy quality of editorial proofing for commercial e-books, notably Kindle editions. In some cases it seems as if they were simply put through an OCR script and then posted the way they were. But on the other hand, a lot of pirate scanned e-books have been painstakingly proofread and corrected by the scanners, or by people who got them after the scanners released them. You commonly see “version” notifications on some of the more popular titles, indicating how many times the files have been revised. After all, pirated e-books are released in digital, editable formats, and many people take the time to do just that."

Amen.