[bksvol-discuss] Re: Is American Gods one of these publisher quality books?

You are right, the daisy file reads poorly as a daisy file in either kurzweil or the soft victor dAisy reader.


Here's what I do, and others may have a better way.

I open the book with the bookshare tool.
When it ask if I want to create an html version, I say yes.
Then I open the html version in my web browser and read it. Usually the breaks in the book are headings in the web page.

I recently discovered that you don't have to create the html file as you can use the xml file that is created as part of the daisy book in your web browser.

Depending on your web browser and your speech program (if you use one) there are ways to save the book for easy access, and ways of marking the last location you read in the book.

hth
Bob
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Off hand, does anyone know, or is there a list of these recently added
publisher submitted books mentioned aa having the navigational problems?

I ask, because, on Sunday I downloaded and opened, both with my Kurzweil v.
11 and with my FS Reader program a book called American Gods that was
recommended to me.  The book starts off with a note about the book being
directly transferred to Daisy by the publisher, and says about some players
perhaps not playing properly.  And indeed, on both of the above named
programs, the book's navigational headers, or bookmarks, do not work right. There are multiple levels but you can't go there with either player, it just
jumps to the top of file, to the regular bookshare beginning authority
warnings, etc.

Thanks.
Rik


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
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The publisher is initially donating 1000 of their books. It's taken a while
to work out the kinks (and there are a few big kinks yet to be fixed, but
Engineering is working on them).  If this all goes well, we're hoping that
they will donate more books, and that other publishers will get on the
bandwagon too. We can but dream!

Carrie


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Oh, I hope it wasn't one-time. I really enjoyed the publisher quality books.

Opening them in my web browser was different, but I liked having the links
to various sections of the books etc.

So, I sure hope we haven't seen the last of publisher quality books.
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Hi,

The books were donated to Bookshare from the HarperCollins publishing
company.  I believe it was a one-time thing.

Best,
Allison
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Hi list members,

I apologize in advance if this has been addressed and I managed to miss
it. First, I notice the publisher quality books I downloaded so far appear

to be those from sites like Fictionwise.com. Second, how is it determined
which books will be chosen for the collection? Last but not least, can a
particular author and/or title be requested for addition to the publisher
quality books list?
Thanks,
Marcus
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