I would consider font size as formatting personally.
As for you paranoia re notjohn, seriously get a grip.
As for rating my American (I'm not an American BTW) on a forum board, that I don't feel the need to be overly careful with as I'm not asking anyone to buy anything - congratulations, well done, I'm sure you feel proud of yourself.
Interestingly, I'd construe that as bullying. But hey ho, I'm a big boy and can handle little people having a pop.
You should also perhaps look at the reviewer before you accuse them of being bogus. A quick look at their previous reviews would show you that they are a P&P fan and have reviewed many books of a similar nature over the last year. I would suggest taking the customers points on board and resolving them rather than attacking them and adding a somewhat bogus five star review in retaliation.
I'm familiar with Mr. Edwards and his story. What DD said is correct. Internal thoughts are supposed to be italicized, and from looking in the preview, I can tell you that it is done right. I can also tell you that this particular genre is riddled with spiteful reviews because of the fan fiction boards and particular authors' followings. It's truly a nasty business.
What would annoy me, though, is the style in which the author chose to write. I do not like this new style where a line is skipped between every paragraph or line of dialogue. But who am I to complain? It seems to be the going thing.
When I look in the preview the font size is messed up. Just like authormark said - the italicized lines are huge compared to the rest of the narrative. Perhaps the original 1-star reviewer saw the same thing I did. If you and the OP really can't see that, then he/she needs to contact amazon, because there must be a glitch. But on my end there is a problem.
I am wondering why the space after every paragragh, I'm just asking.
The book must have been writen by an English Author. The use of word's make it hard for me to read, but after reading the look inside I sort of got used to the style of writing.
Some one said the cover wasn't great, I liked it. It's a good picture with good simple wording that can be read easy. I haven't got that style of print, but a person sould be able to make it in under an hour. That is a good thing. The one thing I didn't like was that ugly red bloch down in the corner, if that wasn't there it would be a better cover.
I do beleive the one starr was unfare, what was said is partly right any way. But they should of given at least three starr's
for one typo
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edit twice typos. O wish these fingers worked better.
Wow! I don't see that at all. I see perhaps that it's slightly bigger, but honestly I didn't notice it until I looked for it. I also didn't see any problems other than the writing style. I am wondering if we are looking at two different versions. I say that because I live in Alabama and my friend in Arkansas will see something different when we are on the phone together looking at the exact same thing. Also, I do know that sometimes the old version of a book will hang around forever. I've complained about that to Amazon for years. Usually, though, they will correct it when it is called to their attention.
I should have also said that I read this story years ago when it was posted for free at one of the Jane Austen boards. I don't remember much about it other than people seemed to like it. I don't know if the author is English or not, but I do know that we tend to write these stories from an English perspective because they are British stories. Jane Austen para literature is extremely hot these days.
Dude, the formatting isn't good. It is obviously deliberate, but it isn't good. The dialogue is competely stilted and unreaslitic. The basic sentences, OMG, not so great.
[i]It was with no small amount of trepidation that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy learned from his friend Charles Bingley's letter that a murder had been committed at Longbourn and Bingley requested that he return to Netherfield soon to help deal with this tragedy.[/i]
At a minimum that should be two sentences. And that's how things start. Doesn't bode well for a whole book like that.
And sorry, but the cover isn't good either. You cannot pick out the title from the background. Try a white outline around the text.
Paragraphs are both indented and have lines between them. I've always been under the impression it should be one or the other. Thoughts that are italicized are a bit larger font size than regular text. (Italicizing thoughts is perfectly acceptable.)
Your client should have someone run another edit. 'Exhilarating' is misspelled. 'Challenge' is misspelled. There's an apostrophe missing in 'horses a$$'. Jane Bennet's first sentence is missing the quotation marks around it.
That's just what I picked out of the sample, so have to agree with the reviewer's mention of numerous typos.
And before you go there, I'm not NotJohn, DD. Just a small digital press owner who thought she'd go have a look since you asked, and did find things that hold up the reviewer's complaints.