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Reviews of ebooks

by johnsavin / August 17, 2012 8:26 PM PDT

Is there anywhere that there are reviews of ebooks? Not so much the content, that can be found in many ways, but the layout, style, and so on. Perhaps identifying the source of the text, which is sometimes obvious, but frequently isn't. Ebook publishers, unlike the publishers of printed books, don't seem to think that these things matter.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2012 7:05 AM PDT
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Are you asking for a review of the ebook War and Peace versus the hard copy?

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by johnsavin / August 19, 2012 6:51 PM PDT

That would be a good example. There are so many printed book versions of War and Peace, and it is frequently unclear which version the ebook is based on. In addition, the amount of 'preview' provided, especially by Kobo, is limited, and sometimes not enough to find out what the body of the text looks like. I recently bought an ebook copy of a translation of the Iliad, only to find out that the layout of the eBook is completely different to the printed version of the same translation published by the same publisher. The 'preview' showed only the introduction and list of contents, but not the body of the text.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2012 2:50 PM PDT
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