Monday, March 14, 2011

Ongoing publisher inattention to e-book quality is highly annoying | its deliberate

Ongoing publisher inattention to e-book quality is highly annoying | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"Why on earth are publishers not sending their e-books back through those editing structures on the way out? If they don’t have enough people, they could hire more. Even running an e-book past one person would be an improvement, because it’s hard to believe that this kind of error could go uncaught if scanned by living eyes."

I, for one, believe that it is intentional in that the higher-ups in the publishing industry do not like the way the ground is disappearing out from under their feet. The budget and workforce applied to ebook publishing is deliberately shortchanged and it is painfully apparent in the quality of ebooks out there.