Amazon Makes Good On Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

In my review of the ebook version of Fahrenheit 451 I was sharply critical of the massive amount of typos and mistakes in the text. It was suggested that I take my complaint to Amazon, which I did … but honestly never expected anything. It wasn’t the first time I had complained, but I had never heard anything back in the past.

But last night I got a happy surprise – an email from Amazon’s Kindle Store that an update had been made to Fahrenheit 451, and I could download it from my account. So I headed to the link, and wound up wading through the sea of too many unread books in my Kindle Library to find Fahrenheit 451 as pictured at top. So how did they do? Well, here is one error where they had previously had ‘first’ rather than ‘fire’ … now corrected.

The same is true for all of the other errors I had highlighted while reading. So good on you, Amazon, for making right one of the classics of modern literature … which is now truly worth buying in ebook form.

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2 replies

  1. is fairly good about stuff like that. I sent in a complaint to a completely different department a few months ago.

    I had tried to view a television episode that was missing the center channel dialog track. You could hear all the background noises, but no talking. They fixed that within a week or so.

    This was an episode that was included with my Prime membership, by the way. They didn’t stand to make any more or less off of me by fixing it right away.

  2. Wow. I totally misread that based on the heading. I thought you were going to say Amazon stopped making the printed version or something akin to the story. heh.