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Amazon is acting as the marketplace, or the conduit between producers and consumers here. In this formulation, both ends of the pipe are their customers. Yes you can make a reasonable case for quality control, but not a big one. Books are a pretty big caveat emptor when it comes to the prose contained. They always have been.

If Amazon is so concerned about formatting, then it should make some better tools to help authors fix bad formatting, not just run what seems to be simplistic regex matches on a pile of words.

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