J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy is one of this year’s biggest new book releases, stirring passionate reviews from both lovers and despisers of the novel. Unfortunately for book’s U.S. publisher, Hachette, who was already criticised for charging a higher-than-normal price for an ebook, The Casual Vacancy did not have a smooth start on e-readers either.
As the BBC News reports, errors in the formatting of the ebook form of The Casual Vacancy caused the text to be largely unreadable on e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Nobles’ Nook. (Tablet and phone ebook apps, however, seem to have been unaffected by the issue. My own copy from the Google Play store reads perfectly well and looks great in the Google Play Books app on both my phone and tablet.)
Hachette have released a fixed version of the ebooks to retailers and state that any customers who have not heard from their retailers should contact them to have their copy of the book reloaded.
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Source: BBC News
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