Kindle Books Update As Opt-In

I got this email from Amazon today:

Greetings from

We’re writing about your past Kindle purchase of Deadly Sanctuary by Sylvia Nobel. The version you received contained some errors that have been corrected.

An updated version of Deadly Sanctuary (ASIN:B0046H9KM2) is now available. It’s important to note that when we send you the updated version, you will no longer be able to view any highlights, bookmarks, and notes made in your current version and your furthest reading location will be lost.

If you wish to receive the updated version, please reply to this email with the word “Yes” in the first line of your response. Within 2 hours of receiving the e-mail any device that has the title currently downloaded will be updated automatically if the wireless is on.

You can find more information about Kindle related topics at our Kindle support site below.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your business with Amazon.

Customer Service Department

I don’t know what the errors might be and the anal part of me wonders if they would amount to a kind of collector’s item? On the other hand, it could simply be that the formatting was borked and that’s all that’s been fixed. Hmmmm.

This is the first time I’ve gotten such an email. And it must be for one of the hundreds of free Kindle books I’ve gotten — because so far I haven’t bought a single one. Or even a Kindle.



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6 responses to “Kindle Books Update As Opt-In

  1. Eric

    I received a identical email a couple months ago for the copy of Getting Things Done I’d bought a while back. After downloading and comparing, I noticed the size of the file had nearly doubled. (And there’d been no new edition of the print version.)

    Turns out they had completely reformatted the book. Looks quite nice now!

  2. Borked? Excellent word. Sounds filthy but it really isn’t.

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  4. johnny

    I got such a message as well today (already feared the day when I would be torn between giving up highlights and having a proper edition) and guess what, they have changed something:

    “In order to ensure that your notes, highlights, bookmarks and furthest reading location are retained in the new version, please check to see that all of your devices that you have used to read this book are connected to a network and that their Annotations Backup settings are turned on. For help with modifying settings, go to and check the help pages for the devices or applications you are using. ”

    And guess what else… It didn’t work. All my work on the book is gone. And this would have been one of the ten books where I would have never given up any highlights and notes.
    Stupid morons, really.

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