[bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher Quality Books needing synopses

Sigh. Originally I was going to add brief synopses
based on amazon.com to my email list, but when I
started the other night, there were so many books and
it was so late and some of the reviews were detailed I
couldn't figure out how to briefly synopsize (if there
is such a word). I could add genre, e.g., scifi,
fantasy. It was the Garth Nix books that I couldn't
figure out how to describe briefly, so I gave up and
went to bed. 

Most of the publisher quality books that have been
added in the past couple of days have been fiction, if
that's any help, and from the titles, I'd guess many
were romance. It rather surprised me, as they seemed
to be the type I'd consider Harlequin or that type of
romance.

If those of you who receive my list want some kind of
description even if it's only genre, please let me
know. I'll start working on the list earlier in the
evening. smile

G.Cindy


G.Cindy
--- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> 
>       As volunteers we are required to include at least a
> short synopsis 
> with our submissions of books in order to have them
> even accepted as 
> submissions.  I do not like not seeing any synopses
> at all with the 
> dozens of Publisher Quality books.  If we are
> required to provide a 
> synopsis with each book that we wish to add to the
> Bookshare 
> collection, I think that Publisher Quality books
> should not be exempt 
> from this requirement.
> 
> I don't know who is responsible for adding these new
> Publisher 
> Quality books to the collection, but I think whoever
> is responsible 
> for including them should also be responsible for
> including a 
> synopsis with each book.  It isn't as though anyone
> had to take the 
> time to scan the book, or even validate it, so
> someone should at 
> least be held accountable for providing a synopsis.
> 
> If I want to know if a book is of interest to me, I
> have to go 
> seeking somewhere else a synopsis of it.  That isn't
> impossible, but 
> it is a pain, especially since we as volunteers are
> required to make 
> the effort to include a synopsis with each book
> which we wish to have 
> added to the Bookshare collection.  Requirements
> should be 
> requirements across the board, in my opinion.
> 
> I am seriously considering not submitting any more
> books until this 
> inequity has been rectified.
> 
> Mayrie
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