War and Peace rewritten in battle of the ereaders

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06 June 2012
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imports_WRI_0-ionh05s1-100000_71048.jpg War and Peace rewritten in battle of the ereaders
An edition of Tolstoy's epic novel sold through Barnes & Noble's Nook store has had the words 'kindle' or 'kindled' replaced throughout by the word 'nook.' ...

An edition of Tolstoy's epic novel sold through Barnes & Noble's Nook store has had the words 'kindle' or 'kindled' replaced throughout by the words 'nook' or 'nookd.'

This has resulted in such howlers as: 'When the flame of the sulphur splinters Nookd by the tinder burned up.'

War and Peace is now in the public domain. The altered edition, from a company called Superior Formatting Publishing, sells at 99c on the Nook store. Although intended to be read on Nook ereaders, the version is not a Barnes & Noble ebook.

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The moral of this story is beware the find and replace button.