Cindy The $2.50 credit is only received when the book joins the BookShare library. Personally, I tend to agree with you; but what each individual views as fair, good, and excellent is so variable that the judgment ends up being a subjective one. The easiest way around this issue, from the standpoint of the validator, is simply not to download one of these questionable titles. Now that I have been validating for nearly a year, I pay attention to who submitted a book and may choose to avoid certain people's submissions. And I suspect that I am not alone in paying attention to who the submitter happens to be.