I tend to travel a lot and dread running out of things to read if my trips are extended so I was pleased to be able to download to my Ipad Kindle app several of the Lord of the Isles series. I started reading the "Queen of Demons" last night and was extremely disappointed by the very large number of misspelled words in the book. In three chapters there were over 120 incorrect words. It appears that the publisher had the book scanned from paper and then OCR'd it with a very buggy OCR program. You can see where many words were not picked up correctly due to character separations not being recognized by the program. You can figure out most of them because of the context, but many of the errors are in proper nouns so it is unclear just what the word is supposed to be.
What really drives me crazy is that many of the OCR errors are to the character names so that Garric is often rendered as Gable. Other errors are just as egregious. I paid the full $7.99 cost of the paperback but received a very inferior product. Is there any way to either get my money back or trade the Kindle versions for real books that, presumably, don't have the same errors?
Have other readers noted these types of transcripion errors in books commercially converted to downloads? I don't mind when some fan has lovingly scanned an out-of-copyright book and gotten these kinds of errors while doing a labor of love production of a 95-year old copy of "Tom Swift and his Motorcycle" but I do object when I am paying money and get such poor value.