[bksvol-discuss] Re: bksvol-discuss Digest V7 #20

Nan,

What exactly is smash words?  I've never heard of this service, and by
the name, it sounds rather intriguing.
Courtney

On 1/15/10, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Besides which, there are brick and mortar libraries that charge also.
> As well as special purpose non-lending libraries.
>
> On 1/15/10, robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The only time it is free is if the customer is in school or going to
>> college
>> but if they want to read for enjoyment, they will have to buy a
>> membership.
>> Someone correct me if I gave out any information that was misleading.
>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>   From: Valerie Maples
>>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; Nan Hawthorne
>>   Cc: Robin Seaman
>>   Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 7:17 PM
>>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bksvol-discuss Digest V7 #20
>>
>>
>>   Hi, Nan!
>>
>>
>>   BookShare is an online library for people with print disabilities.
>> Students of all ages can receive an annual free membership with
>> certification by a qualifying individual and student status.
>>
>>
>>   Volunteers earn credits for scanning or proofreading books.  Often
>> volunteers like myself and my husband, among  many others, will sponsor
>> individuals who cannot afford membership by donating credits to needy
>> individuals.  We all want people to have the means to read books.
>>
>>
>>   I hope anyone will correct me if I have mis-spoken on any of these
>> points.
>>
>>
>>   Valerie
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>   On Jan 15, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Nan Hawthorne wrote:
>>
>>
>>     Can someone clear up a puzzle for me?
>>
>>     I keep hearing BookShare described as being a free library for people
>> who are print impaired. Is it free?  I had to pay.  I feel weird telling
>> people one thing, then hearing another.  No disrespect, I just want to
>> clarify.
>>
>>     AccessibleWorld.org book discussions have no cast in bronze policy
>> about
>> this, but one thing I have been told is that "many people can't afford to
>> join BookShare" and this has limited what books I can schedule.. I am too
>> find other ways for people to access the books.  Since BookShare is one of
>> the only places producing accessible versions of independently published
>> books.. and I say bravo for that!  I am hard pressed to find a solution.
>>
>>     By the way, I am delirious about the news that Smashwords and
>> BookShare
>> will partner!! These days I read more books not on NLS than on.
>>
>>
>
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