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Are you suggesting that Hachette has no standards and/or formatting rules for the books they publish?

Surely not.

i think he's suggesting that Hachette has sane standards and formatting rules, instead of running your book against a dictionary and counting the hyphens.

And your evidence that's what Amazon is doing would be?

From what I'm seeing here (and on the site) a customer complained about bad hyphenation. Amazon pulled up the book, and, sure enough, it has some bad hyphenation.

That's not at all the same as algorithmically rejecting a book based on hyphen count.

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