Hi all, AS a validator, I think I can say that part of the problem is that if you've got a book with tons of scannos and that book doesn't grab you, it's easier to reject it instead of trying to fix it up, especially if it is really full of errors adn missing pages. I had an absolutely fabulous book by Torey Hayden that was full of scannos, mostly extra characters, but that was so good that I kept reading and correcting, reading and correcting, and then marking the book so I could type in the missing text. then I went to the library, got the print book from interlibrary loan and my husband, who didn't have to do this and who had to search to find the text that was missing because our page numbers didn't match, read the missing text to me so I could type it in by hand. Sometimes it was just words. But there were four places where it was over 2 pages that was missing and needed to be typed in. Now had I not liked this book, I feel that I would have been well within my rights to reject it because it was truly full of errors. There's enough traffic on this list as it is without having to post queries about should I or should I not reject the book. And just because there are ways and tools to correct these types of things with K1000 as E. indicated, doesn't mean that she or anyone else with K1000 would be willing to take these books and correct them. If Dan is anything like me when I first started out, I agonized over everything I did. It's not fun being a new validator sometimes when you've got people sending you these short snippy sounding messages as E. did to Dan which I only saw when I looked down through Monica's post. It bodes us all to remember that we were all new at this once, and that there are some books which don't need to have all this time put into them, especially when you've got a step1 page that has 400 books on it again and an admin queue which has books in it from months back! It took me a month to do the Hayden, but to be fair, I wouldn't have done it if the book wasn't so blasted good. Shannon "The world is your garden from which you remove weeds of doubt and replace them with seeds of hope." http://reecespeeces.net/blogs 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.