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Comment: Re:Market Analysis (Score 1) 352

by notmyusualnickname (#39290959) Attached to: Publishers Warned On Ebook Prices
Apparently, Amazon scan and OCR printed books, then convert them to AZW, with little to no human intervention.

Proper proofreading works out at something like 35-40 hours per book.

What about crowdsourced copy editing? I'm sure Amazon could push updated versions to kindles, and probably work out some sort of incentive system to get readers involved...

If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.

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