[bksvol-discuss] Re: Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man

Hi Lissi,

Well, it looks like they've changed to Ice for the mystery book club.  I
hope to be there Tuesday night, but I never can tell.  I'm trying to make
plans with my daughters, and they're as unpredictable as the weather here in
Denver.

I know what you mean about errors in the print copy.  I want to correct them
when I find them, because I know that our readers will assume we missed
something, but we have to maintain as much of the book's integrity as
possible.

Many of the books I'm getting from Bookshare nowadays are in such high
quality, I'm just delighted to sit down and read them.   Like that beautiful
scan of Deathly Hallows that was accomplished in just a few hours.  I'm also
glad to see the BSO copies of many of our older books.  The better the
quality of the collection, the better reputation Bookshare has, and the more
readers and contributors we attract.

That's why I was so surprised to see Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man in such
strange shape.  Hopefully it'll get resubmitted eventually.

Take care,

Lora



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Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 4:16 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man

Dear Lora and Fellow Booksharians,

Lora, Thank you for sharing your experience with Bookshare's copy of  "Let's
Hear it for the Deaf Man." You saved me the time and frustration of
wrestling with a poor copy which I'd be reading on my Braille Note. I really
like mysteries and am looking forward to participating in the mystery book
club. If they consider a different book to start with, you or I could check
the accuracy of the braille file for them. It won't be reflect positively on
Bookshare's collection if the book chosen for discussion by the group is in
sorry shape. Speaking for myself, I'd rather skip this meeting than slog
through a novel full of mistakes.

I am always relieved and pleased when I notice Boss replacing messy copies
of books in the collection. The last 4 books I've read from Bookshare,
Mugglenet, HP and the Deathly Hallows, Murder on Monday and Mao's Last
Dancer, have been splendid.

That's not to say there isn't an occasional blip, but, really they are few
and very far between and they don't detract my enjoyment of the book.

I'm validating Weeping on Wednesday, the third book in the Lois Meade
mystery series, and it's the print book that has boo booze, and dutifully
I'm not correcting them. What a strain because I imagine when a Booksharian
reads the book they'll think the scanner or validator missed the error. How
can they know we're doing our jobs by preserving the mistakes the copy
editors missed?

Always with love,

Lissi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 3:17 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man


> Hi,
>
> I noticed that the mystery book club was going to start with Let's Hear it
> for the Deaf Man.  So I grabbed it and started to read.  I only read a few
> pages, because I was frustrated by the scan.  There are random letter o's
> all over the place, and words are broken up in strange places.  I wanted 
> to
> let the organizers know, in case someone has a better scan of it to submit
> as a BSO, or in case you want to choose a different book.
>
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