Jamie, Susan and I don't particularly want to leave but neither do we want our work wasted. I believe that is our right as volunteers. If an organization is to utilize a pool of volunteers, it is their responsibility and job to direct them to the tasks they wish them to do. I have directed volunteer pools several times in my working life and I know this to be the case. _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamie Prater Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:06 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I don't know what to think about things right now Hi, all, I've been following the threads about PQ books versus volunteer work. I've enjoyed volunteering for Christian fiction and kids' stuff mostly and because of page numbering issues, I've backed off considerably on what I volunteer for. Every day for the past several weeks has been like Christmas looking at and downloading all the new books lately. I'm very, very sad that this new influx of books is starting to run some top knotch volunteers away because of publishers' issues. I see both sides of the coin on these issues but wish all you fantastic volunteers would find a reason to stay at bookshare. I like books from a Pentecostal Christian standpoint as far as Christian/nonfiction goes, and I love all kinds of Christian fiction, classics, and general fiction as well as kids' stuff. Some of the volunteers who've said they are most likely leaving bookshare are ones who print some of these kinds of books. I know there are so very many books out there in the world, and I do wish we could all find a niche and grow bookshare and everybody can feel like useful and contributing members of bookshare and society. I had no idea this wonderful growth spurt for bookshare would run off volunteers and this is a bittersweet pill to swallow and makes me feel very, very sad. Please folks reconsider before quitting the wonderful job you're all doing on adding books to the collection. Lori and Mike in particular, thanks to you, I've got some Jentezen Franklin books I'd not otherwise have, and this makes me sad to see you and others go. Thanks and have a blessed day.