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stephen dorsey

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kindle book description misspelling
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 4:17 PM
 
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In my book listing, kindle misspelled Homeowners guide as Hoeowners guide. How can I correct this?
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Oct 24, 2017 4:23 PM   in response to: stephen dorsey in response to: stephen dorsey
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If it's on your product page, chances are you misspelt it yourself when you listed your book on your bookshelf.

Just go back to your bookshelf, click on the little grey box next to your book and select Edit e-book details.

Check where you entered the book details for the typo, and assuming you find it, correct it, and then follow the save and continue buttons until you get to the end, and hit publish.

It will take a few hours to come through (up to a day is usually worst case scenario).

Hope that helps. J
thrasherll

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Posted: Oct 24, 2017 5:29 PM   in response to: stephen dorsey in response to: stephen dorsey
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The other poster is correct. The misspelling is in your subtitle, which is typed in by whoever enters the book details, which is the author or the author let someone else do it for them.

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Joseph M Erhardt

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 5:47 AM   in response to: stephen dorsey in response to: stephen dorsey
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Also, shouldn't "Homeowners" have an apostrophe?
stephen dorsey

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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 5:06 PM   in response to: thrasherll in response to: thrasherll
 
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Thanks J. That's a relief, I must have been nervous.
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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 5:18 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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I'm thinking it's all homeowners not a individual homeowner.
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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 5:43 PM   in response to: stephen dorsey in response to: stephen dorsey
 
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stephen dorsey wrote:
I'm thinking it's all homeowners not a individual homeowner.

In that case it should be:
Homeowners' Guide
(you still need an apostrophe, it just goes after rather than before the final S)
thrasherll

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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 10:53 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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cdalebrittain wrote:
stephen dorsey wrote:
I'm thinking it's all homeowners not a individual homeowner.

In that case it should be:
Homeowners' Guide
(you still need an apostrophe, it just goes after rather than before the final S)


That's one of those English things that can drive you crazy. There is a grammatical difference between homeowners guide and homeowners' guide but they have the same meaning. The possessive form seems logical but insurance companies offer homeowners insurance. "Pet owners guide" is common in book titles, often with with dog, cat, rabbit, etc. replacing the word "pet." Lots of states have employees credit unions. I've seen both teachers lounge and teachers' lounge many times and I've seen firefighters equipment and firefighters' equipment. Students union and students' union are both used to describe groups of students working together (but they meet in a building called the student union ). Patrons' right to privacy is a frequent topic of conversation in libraries. There's Parents Magazine with a plural noun no apostrophe, but Reader's Digest with a singular possesive noun. I'm sure everyone's stopped reading by now, so I'd better quit.

L. L. Thrasher
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: kindle book description misspelling
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 5:23 AM   in response to: thrasherll in response to: thrasherll
 
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Hey, I read it all! Thanks for the summary. :)
thrasherll

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 11:45 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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You're welcome. I love rambling on and on about our fascinating language.

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