Some Kindle E-Books Omit Footnotes

Marc Rochkind liked his Kindle, hardware- and reading-experience-wise, but returned it because several of the books he purchased were missing the footnotes:

I queried Amazon’s very responsive Customer Service, and they responded (on a Sunday!) with this: “Kindle Editions are electronic versions based on the original publication issued by the publishers. Occasionally, conversion of that content for reading on Kindle may require modification of content, layout, or format, including the omission of some images and tables and in this case footnotes.”

Wonder what they’d do with something from David Foster Wallace?

Sunday, 16 December 2007