I think what needs to be said here is this should really be listed as an AMAZON-authorised printed book. It might say it's printed by a sub-contractor company but when you buy the book you only properly find this out. They need to be completely transparent as not only is this not mentioned in the product review page but also there's no previous printing info at all on the first page like normal books.
Therefore, as I bought this book as a present you're rumbled pretty quickly that it's only slightly above a self-published book in terms of the quality of it's appearance with no prior printing info. A bit sloppy by Amazon and the printing company to not find this info out first and include it. And possibly illegal with UK copyrighting laws being so strict too perhaps?
Still an above average (if very brief 44 page) read means a 3 star rather than a 2 star rating - just be aware of the above info missing that I've mentioned...
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The Variable Man Kindle Edition
|Length: 98 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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- ASIN : B00KQW8K0E
- Publisher : Start Classics (30 May 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 503 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 98 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,483,594 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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They need to be completely transparent as not only is this not mentioned in the product review page but also there's no previousReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2016
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