[bookshare-discuss] Re: Covers

I always scan the book jacket first, because this is what most readers look
at first for a synopsis of the story and a brief blurb about the author.  It
gives you a chance to assess whether or not you want to read the book.

Then next I scan all the title and copyright pages.

This is the logical order in my opnion, as it is exactly as the pages appear
in the book.  I like to replicate as much as possible the full reading
experience that a sighted person enjoys.

Happy scanning,
Brian Miller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Covers


> I always put the dust jacket info in my submissions, just after the title
> page and copyright info, which usually appears on the following page.
That
> is the way NLS does it, and it seems as logical to me as any other method.
> But I never considered scanning the outside covers of hardbacks, or the
> front covers of paperbacks.  What information do they contain that isn't
on
> the title page, except for perhaps pictures that wouldn't scan anyhow?
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Julie & Miss Mercy" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:32 AM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Covers
>
>
> Hi, Cindy. I think the same way you do about covers, and that's why, in
> books I scan, the cover material is scanned first if
> it will scan at all. A sighted reader sees the cover first and often reads
> the book jacket as one way of deciding if it's
> something they want to read, so it stands to reason, at least to my way of
> thinking, that the cover material should be
> first...but that's just me and certainly no official rule. <smile> Take
> care.
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> Cindy wrote:
> > I'm sure someone else is answering this too, but
> > I'llput in my two-cents worth.
> >
> > No, it doesn't matter. In fact, many people don't put
> > in cover info. They start with the title page or, in
> > the case of paperbacks, other front page material.
> >
> >  When I validate, I put "cover" in brackets and put
> > the cover info. As  sighted reader, I like to see the
> > cover first, although some hardbound have the covers
> > mssing. I know "you can't tell a book by it's cover,"
> > but still...and I figure, even though bookshare
> > members download books and know what they're getting,
> > they might like to read the cover info--but maybe
> > that's just me. smile
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> > --- Tony Baechler <bookshare@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all.  I have a quick question.  When scanning
> >> books, is the condition of the cover important?  I'm looking at
> >> some books with warn or rubbed covers.  If necessary, I can get them
> >> with better covers but I'm wondering if it matters.  Carrie
> >> would be scanning them with the high speed scanner and the spine would
> >> be chopped anyway so I don't see that it would matter but I'm
> >> interested in the best scanned copies possible.
> >>
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