Why do teh ebooks bad so look?
October 11, 2011 12:00 PM Subscribe
Why are pirated/cracked ebooks commonly of such low quality? This is for an academic paper.
posted by hiteleven to technology (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have to admit to downloading the odd pirated book for my Kindle. But every one has had errors in their texts to a certain degree. Minor errors include missing punctuation or missing line breaks (between lines of dialogue, for example). Larger mistakes include whole chapters in italics, or chunks of text appearing in the wrong place (sometime ending up several pages down the road).
I'm basically looking for the reasons why ebooks that are cracked end up with these kinds of problems. If there is an online resource for cracking books that discusses these issues, that would be fantastic, since I would be able to cite it (this is academia, so there's no fear of prosecution).