As someone who is physically unable to scan books, I rely on other people to put books out there for me to proof. It is quite often that I find someone (or someone finds me) that is doing a book that know I would like to proof. The last thing I want to see happen is the book I have been waiting for gets "poached" or picked up by someone else because they are interested in reading it, too. I know that there have been times when I have been looking for something I wanted to proof, but nothing really fit what I like. Usually it is pretty simple to put your request out on the list that you are looking for something in a certain genre. I have never had a problem waiting long at all for someone to put one out there with a hold for me as a result. Yes, I have seen a lot of books on hold for someone else that I would not mind proofing, but that is not what this is all about. If I see something I really like and want to read, I'll just wait until it is submitted and processed so I can check it out and read it. I would never dream of picking up someone else's hold. We also have to remember that there are a lot of people who are scanning on request of other people. It is no one's place to interfere with that process. A little over a week ago I had nothing to proof, so I began looking back through the pages of books out there and found a really good one that I have been working on. They may not be there exactly when you want them, but there will always be something that needs our help as proofreaders. -- Doug To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.