Here in Vacationland I’ve been reading tons of books, mostly on my new Kindle. The device is good when I’m traveling because it’s easy to pack. I also like that it’s backlit and that I can increase the type size as my sight continues to diminish. So, I like the Kindle although I still love real books more.

But one thing puzzles me. There are lots of misprints in the text. I think they are misprints, certainly there are words spelled wrong. Sometimes the words I see are so strange I can’t make them out. I estimate I see one of these whoppers every ten pages.

Is there something in the e-book process that they still need to work out? Do they procuce texts for e-books in a different way than paper books?

Can anyone out there help me understand why I see so many misprints?