Amazon Makes Good On Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

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.

Amazon Makes Good On Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451  Amazon Makes Good On Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

2 Comments on "Amazon Makes Good On Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451"

  1. Amazon.com 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.