During the first week THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES went on sale, some readers — myself included — purchased the e-book only to learn that the cover did not show up on our Kindle devices. This was an error on Amazon’s end that has now been fixed.
An updated edition of the book (version 1.4) is available now from Amazon.com. Here’s how to get your copy:
- Visit amazon.com/myk.
- Search for THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES in your Kindle library.
- Next to the title, click on the link that says “update available.”
- A window will pop up to report: “A corrected version of this book is available. The previous version will be replaced with the corrected version.”
- Select “update.”
- Version 1.4 will download to your library and devices.
In addition to the replaced cover image, the book features some cleaned-up HTML as well as a few corrected typos.
One problem that still hasn’t been solved relates to the Kindle Touch. For some reason, neither I nor KDP can figure out why select devices show the e-book as having block paragraphs. The book works properly on Amazon’s Look Inside feature, Cloud Reader, and Kindle Previewer app, where we test our books before uploading them for sale. The various people I’ve spoken with speculate that it has something to do with the Kindle Touch software.
If you have experienced this or any other problem, please comment on this post or send me an email to mention the device you’re using. Hopefully, if I give them more information, they’ll be able to solve the mystery.
Thanks for reading.
UPDATE: Today (8-Aug-2012), Amazon has sent an email informing purchasers of the update. Unfortunately, they described it this way: “The version you received had the following issues that have been corrected: Significant editorial issues were present.”
Thanks, Amazon, for making it sound as if there were 1000 typos. I was just trying to fix your formatting. C’est la vie.