How do you raise a software bug with a book publisher?

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Recently, I bought an eBook which has a bug. I’d like to explain what the bug is, why it is a problem, and how I’m trying to get it corrected. Amazon sells eBooks in KF8 format. That is an ePub with some proprietary extras. ePub is a standard based off HTML5. You can read the…

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If you don’t sell it, I can’t buy it

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A book towering above some flames.

I don’t understand the world of academic publishing. Incredibly niche books, some barely longer than a novella, are sold for ridiculously high prices. Or, worse than that, they’re not sold at all. Let me explain. A friend of mine recommended an obscure book, published a couple of years ago. The blurb made it look right…

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Traditional Book Publishers Don't Own The Future

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One of the “perks” of running a moderately popular blog is that sometimes people send you stuff. I’ve been sent wine, phones, apps, and all sorts to review – usually by PR people who realise that engagement with bloggers is a little different that their regular way of doing business. Yesterday, I received this delightful…

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