You're killing me today..... Here's what I suggest. Give us time to get the folks here settled (mid May?). Then contact Mr. John Glass and ask him to add this suggestion to the list of things that are important to the Volunteers. (Others have suggested having the ability to "gift" their extra credits to new users. And, others have asked about pooling large amounts of credits and offering to financially challenged schools.) P.S. - Janice, Jennifer, and Susie are in the office for the next few weeks if you have any urgent issues. We sent Gustavo away for the next week so he can try to regain his sanity. The approval process for books will remain "as is" until he returns. As he hands off chores to Jennifer and John, the approval process will pick up again. Thanks. Janice Carter Director, Literacy Programs Benetech 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA (650) 475-5440 x122 (650) 759-5828 cell (650) 475-1066 fax janice.c@xxxxxxxxxxxx www.benetech.org The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit Organization -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of tom hawkins Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:40 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Cost to join and renew membership at Bookshare.org Hi Janice, I sent a querry to Gerald earlier regarding life-time membership in BookShare. At the time I was jesting, but it seems to me that this subject should be broached at some level. Those of us that comtribute more than the required number of books each year than is necessary to maintain our membership should find some sort ofreward at some level for our work. Maybe bragging rights or something. Tom Hawkins ----- Original Message ----- From: Janice Carter <mailto:Janice.C@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:21 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Cost to join and renew membership at Bookshare.org Several of you have questioned the reference to $75.00 in the Bookshare.org Quarterly Newsletter, so let me clarify for you: What does it cost to join Bookshare? $75.00. From the website (http://www.bookshare.org/web/AboutIndividualSubscriptions.html), Individual Subscriptions Individual subscriptions enable "all-you-can-read"* <http://www.bookshare.org/web/AboutIndividualSubscriptions.html#note> access to books in easy-to-use digital formats for a full year. Subscriptions cost 50 dollars plus a 25 dollar sign-up fee the first year. Books and periodicals from Bookshare.org contain the full text of the publication (not pre-recorded audio) that can be read with the adaptive technology of the reader's choice. A talking software application is included with membership, providing members with one option for reading the books. The publications are also available in contracted digital Braille. What does it cost to renew your Individual membership? $50.00. Let us know if you have more questions. Janice Carter Director, Literacy Programs Benetech 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA (650) 475-5440 x122 (650) 759-5828 cell (650) 475-1066 fax janice.c@xxxxxxxxxxxx www.benetech.org <http://www.benetech.org/> The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit Organization __________ NOD32 1.1488 (20060413) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.