Hi Everyone: I also was extremely disappointed when I realized that several books that I submitted were replaced. I usually proof read my books and they end up being nnear perfect. I believe that 8 out of 10 Lisa Kleypas were replaced. There also many books I proof read that were replaced. I don't know how many of these were replaced though. I worked hard and thus felt that I had wasted my time. My husband put it in perspective for me. At least I was able to read the books sooner than if I had waited for the PQ copy. The same goes for anyone else who was interested in reading them. So I continue to scan for bookshare when I have time. So my advice to continue to volunteer and do books that you enjoy. Thanks for listening. From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 11:29 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now Hi Andy, But if it isn't replaced, or even if it is, until there is a publisher copy of your book, others will be able to enjoy your book. This is just my take on things, but I scan and proofread books that I want to read. And even if they may be replaced at some point, until that time, as long as I help to make the books that I enjoy available by submitting or proofreading, they are available for others to enjoy along with me that much sooner. Just my opinion though. Happy volunteering! Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy B. Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:17 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now HA! This means my book might be wiped out. Oh well, I wanted to read it anyways. If it gets wiped out, at least I have experience now. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamie Prater Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:44 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now Hi, thanks for your note. With Harper Collins and possibly other religious publishers I did hear were possibly coming on board--I don't know the names, this could still be a problem. I still feel the proofers and scanners' pains about having work dumped and replaced although I see where bookshare staff and publishers are coming from as well. I still say there should be enough books out there for everybody to work on and feel a sense of accomplishment. Thanks again and have a blessed day. ----- Original Message ----- From: Kyle and Candice <mailto:candicat87@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:10 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now well if i understand correctly Scalastic kids books, and all religion based publishers still seem to be safe bets for volentiers so I'd say you'd still be in luck supsorry about the spelling issues still haven't put office on yet with spell check.porting volenteering and if you were to submit books in the genres you like. ----- Original Message ----- From: Jamie Prater <mailto:jdprater@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:05 PM 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.