Author Topic: UPDATE? Should I Be Curious?  (Read 555 times)  

Offline alamogunr

  • Status: Madeleine L'Engle
  • **
  • Posts: 85
    • View Profile
UPDATE? Should I Be Curious?
« on: June 22, 2020, 07:31:47 pm »
I just checked my library for books by a favorite author.  Several of them noted that an update was available.  What can be updated in a work of fiction?  Historical fiction, maybe.  Mysteries, etc. I can't imagine.  Could the update involve something technical about a book's Kindle presentation?

I'm mainly curious.

KBoards.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Online John Hopper

    • Status: Madeleine L'Engle
    • **
    • Posts: 99
      • View Profile
    Re: UPDATE? Should I Be Curious?
    « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 10:47:25 pm »
    Probably to fix typos and/or formatting issues.

    Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk


    Online Ann in Arlington

    • Global Moderator
    • Status: Shakespeare
    • *****
    • Posts: 67128
    • Not a moderator and haven't ben one for a year.
      • View Profile
    Re: UPDATE? Should I Be Curious?
    « Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 04:13:31 am »
    Updates are usually to correct formatting or editing issues.

    Also, I think some publishers put out newer editions of older books and add or change front and back matter. In that case, they may update older kindle editions to include the new material.

    eta:
    Updating a book should not cause any issues on your device. BUT pay attention to the notice you get when you click to do so. Sometimes it says that any notes or marks will be lost. If that's important to you, do NOT update. Pay attention to the message each time; there are 2 or three different ones, as I recall.
    « Last Edit: June 23, 2020, 04:15:22 am by Ann in Arlington »
    My Kindles
    Hermoine's Handbag (Voyage)
    Ed's (Voyage Refurb)
    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

    Offline alamogunr

    • Status: Madeleine L'Engle
    • **
    • Posts: 85
      • View Profile
    Re: UPDATE? Should I Be Curious?
    « Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 04:31:51 pm »
    Thanks!  After reading the responses, I remembered that often I run across strange things that apparently are due to errors in character recognition.  I'm on shaky ground talking about character recognition but that is about the only thing that makes sense to me.

    I'm choosing to ignore "Update Available" even though I sometimes go back and reread some books.

    KBoards.com

    • Advertisement
    • ***