Hi, Mike. Indeed, you're not alone. I do the same thing. I hate to do that, but when I first started validating and became familiar with who submitted what, I started doing that. Then, after a while, I might give a submitter another chance and download another one of their books, but if I repeatedly end up with books of the same quality, I don't do it any more. Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:14 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Download Stats 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.