Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The e-Reader Industry Needs to Address e-book Content Errors

The e-Reader Industry Needs to Address e-book Content Errors(

Major publishers collectively sold 250 million e-books in 2015 and a significant number of titles fail in the quality and control department. Some e-books have spelling mistakes and others have formatting issues. Unfortunately Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google are not doing enough to empower users with the ability to report e-books who have content errors.

Amazon is the only e-reader company that allows users to report...

There has been significant improvement since the early days of eBooks but there is still a difference in quality when it comes to physical vs. electronic publications. The example in the article ("corner" showing up as "comer" in the electronic version) is a typical OCR problem. This indicates a continuing disconnect in the publishing houses where proofing and revision management is not handled as seriously for eBook releases.