I have been enjoying the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Victorian mystery series from the beginning over the past few months on my Kindle. I like some of the supporting characters even more those in the main. I do hope Great Aunt Vespasia lives to be well north of a century old. She is singularly fabulous!
My apologies to Ms. Perry, but I would be remiss if I failed to mention the abject failure of the copy editing -- which, through the course of my reading these Amazon Kindle editions, has worsened to the point of distraction- typos that change the meaning of a sentence, essential to complete a sentence are missing, & adjacent words lacking the space between. This has increased in frequency with each volume in this series.
Amazon & Kindle edition authors:
If we are to be charged the same as or more than the price of a mass market paperback, the digital version should be held to @ least the same professional publishing standard.
Please don't assume the digital versions supplied by the publisher are the press-ready for print versions. They are not. They are likely from a derivative of the sales department. The terms "final draft" & "press-ready" are NOT interchangeable.
As such, I respectfully suggest you,
a) insist the publisher provide a press-ready digital copy- the one that was uploaded to the printing press or,
b) renegotiate a lower wholesale price with publishers & hire in-house professional copy editors - perhaps from a pool of those having actually attended J school with experience proofing digital work destined for a printing press! Copy editors from a printed news desk, for instance, might be a good choice or,
c) substantially reduce the customer price of the current quality of Kindle editions- as in by several dollars each.
I have noted without previous public comment, the reduced standard from what is typically associated with professionally printed work, in other e-books on offer through Amazon's Kindle Department. This series is beyond the pale. Thank goodness the author is already hugely successful in print!