I recently ordered some books from Amazon, which also included two O'Reilly Titles:
* High Performance Browser Networking
* Site Reliability Engineering
Firstly, one of the books came with the back cover bent - I assume this is just an accident in handling prior to shipping.
Secondly and more importantly, the print quality of the actual books is shocking. It looks like a illegal low-quality photocopy made on the sly in SE Asia - not an official book from the publisher - and certainly not something of the quality I'd expect from O'Reilly:
* There are grey specks on all the pages
* The text (particularly headings) is fuzzy
* Diagrams (particularly ones with thin lines) are badly printed and grainy.
* On many pages, text from the opposite side bleeds through.
It's a little hard to capture on film, but here is the best I can do:
(Here are the full-resolution links - http://i.imgur.com/mC6mR5U.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/yNDaqTk.jpg and http://i.imgur.com/CcgCel8.jpg).
Did something go wrong with this print?
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I'm sorry to hear that you got defective copies of those books. I passed your message on to our manufacturing team and they said that definitely doesn't look right, and they are looking into this.
If you will send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your shipping address, I will send you replacement copies of those books.
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