Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bad Review and Wondering

I did my monthly search for my novels through the various sites they are listed through today. I found a one star review for "Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption." Now normally this would not bother me...it is after all just one person's opinion. This reviewers comments were about syntax and the use of quotation marks instead of apostrophes. She talked about a lack of continuity. About the author's right to put things out there without editing.

This really got under my skin. I painstakingly edit my work. I may miss a few things here and there, but really what this reviewer was talking about isn't what I wrote. She cited text which when I look back at the original PDF file before conversion to MOBI...it isn't the same. I actually bought a copy of the Kindle version and she is right...it is all messed up. It reads like an illiterate person wrote it.

Whole sections of text and words are moved down or up several lines which makes what you are reading nonsense! I am irritated beyond belief! All the apostrophes are now quotation marks. It looks like trash. Now, I know I'm not perfect, but this is outrageous to me. Has anyone else had this problem with this books?

I've gone so far as to download the rest of my books onto my Kindle to read. God, please don't let them all be like this. But I've heard from others on my other books and none of these style issues were mentioned so I think I'm safe. I want to say thank you to Misselaineous "misc." for pointing these errors out to me.

Now the question I have is...if I pull the Kindle version and redo it...will the results be the same again?

4 comments:

S.P. Bowers said...

So sorry that happened. How frustrating! Wish I could help but I don't know anything about it. Good luck.

J.L. Murphey said...

Yeah Sara, it's one of those sucks to be moments. :(

Thomas Wilson said...

It had to be a formatting or downloading Error because I know how extremely thorough and to the extreme levels you go through to make sure your stuff is correct. Is it something that can be fixed by uploading another version?
Your Disciple Thomas

J.L. Murphey said...

Thomas, honestly I'm not sure at this moment. Downloaded another copy and it was fine.