[access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue from RNIB

John, what about the possibility of donloading to portable media devices such 
as Book courier, Port or the Milestone?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Godber 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 6:17 AM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue from 
RNIB


  hello Damon,
  downloads are definitely months rather than years away. I too don't envisage 
many people sitting passively in front of a PC to read; but get yourself a 
laptop and home wireless network and you could be  lying in bed or  sitting in 
the garden. but possibly reading in the bath might not be advisable.

  john 
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Damon 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 6:52 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue 
from RNIB


    Hi John. Is there a rough timeframe on when downloads will be along? Months 
or years? 

    I'm really excited about the idea of this service. Great to see the RNIB 
spearheading this. I'd definitely pay for it if there were downloads but am 
unlikely to use the streaming service because I don't associate book reading 
with sitting at a computer. 

    Thanks 

    ...Damon 


















      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: John Godber 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:45 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue 
from RNIB


      hello brian,
      you can't download books right now. we're in negotiation with the 
software manufacturers to obtain the necessary permissions. so downloads will 
come before too long.
      john
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: brian_dalton 
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:00 PM
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: new bookstreaming service and online catalogue 
from RNIB


        Hi John,

          Can I download books to listen too on the move, or should I keep me 
talking book subscription open for this purpose.?

          Brian.
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: John Godber 
          To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:57 PM
          Subject: [access-uk] new bookstreaming service and online catalogue 
from RNIB


          hello listers,
          I thought you'd be interested to know about a new web catalogue and 
book streaming service from RNIB. If you go to www.rnib.org.uk/booksite you 
will find our new, very user friendly catalogue containing all our audio books, 
Braille books, music and maps. You can also register and buy items  that are 
for sale. The audio books are not just our conventional talking books but also 
daisy versions of many of the most popular titles that we have recorded for 
individuals. So as well as fiction and biographies you can find cookery, 
gardening, the whole range of academic subjects and even books on the Archers 
and old steam railways.

          You can also join our bookstream bookclub and for £50 a year you can 
stream audio books direct to your PC. So, just like a sighted person, you can 
browse around, find something you're in the mood for and begin reading it 
straight away.

          But take a look for yourself and tell us what you think. 

          If you've got any queries that aren't answered on the site itself you 
can contact our technology support team on 08459 000015. 

           

          Or talk to customer services on 0845 702 5153 You are also most 
welcome to contact me directly by email:   john.Godber@xxxxxxxxxxxx

          Happy reading.

          John

           

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