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Mesg #90931 "Nobody's perfect. Ebook change from Kindle to Nook (grin)"
Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Sat Jun-02-12 03:01 PMby Weird Jim

They re-formatted War and Peace for Nook.

http://www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/gadgetbox/nookd-bookseller-replaces-kindle-nook-war-peace-e-book-808308

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Mesg #90932 "RE: Nobody's perfect. Ebook change from Kindle to Nook ..."
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True, nobody's perfect.

But this is an excellent illustration of why writers and publishers should never rely too heavily on spell-checkers, grammar-checkers, search and replace, etc. Note that I said "too heavily". They are useful tools - if you don't get lazy and assume they'll do all your work for you with nothing more than the push of a button. In this case, just searching for instances one by one, and replacing them only after checking to be sure that was indeed called for, would have avoided the whole thing. A global search and replace, where you click "Replace All", is a very dangerous thing. (So dangerous, for a long time, I had a macro I wrote which replaced the Replace function. The sole purpose of that macro was to make a copy of the original before doing anything remotely like a global replace.)

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Mesg #90933 "RE: Nobody's perfect. Ebook change from Kindle to Nook ..."
Author Michael E. Walston     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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all they had to do was type in the phrase 'formatted for kindle' instead of the single word, and there'd have been no problem...

sheesh...

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Mesg #90934 "RE: Nobody's perfect. Ebook change from Kindle to Nook ..."
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I'm wondering how much the word 'kindle' is used these days. Is it becoming obsolescent? I can't think that I've ever used it, and it's use by me other than to mention the reader is unlikely. Except, perhaps, to kindle a discussion.


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