Maria, getting books to the list is a 2-step process. U scan & *proofread, & then another volunteer must "validate" your submission. Have u read the volunteer manual yet? This should help u learn the ropes, & between it & the folks here on list, you'll be up & runnin in no time. Thanks for your contributions already, & please no that the only stupid question is the 1 u had & *didn't ask. Your question might be just what another newby was wondering. & we've all been newbys at times in our lives. Welcome to the bookshare volunteer community & to the list. We're incredibly glad to have u! On 7/1/08, Bob <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Maria and welcome to the list. > > The three books you asked about are all awaiting validation in step 1. > > On one of them (I forget which one) you said that you validated it yourself. > Sorry, but that's not allowed. When you scan a book you can advertise it > here on this list and, most likely, someone of like interest will be happy > to validate it for you. > > Once again, welcome to the list, and happy scanning. If you have further > questions, here's the place to ask. > > Bob > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Maria O. G." <mylarynx@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:50 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Anyone Interested IN Scanning...? > > >> Hello. I am Maria Georgakarakou and I am new to our list as you can see. I >> >> have been a Bookshare member for a couple of years but I just started >> scanning. So I have a lot of stupid questions. Maybe one of you can answer >> >> some of them. >> >> I scanned three books. One was on a txt file and I haven't received any >> note of rejection. Do we ever know if a book we scanned was rejected? Mr. >> Turner did tell me as soon as I sent it that as a text file it had no page >> >> markers. However I later saw the title among those waiting for aproval. >> Must i wait for a note or should I go ahead and scan the thing again and >> OCR it as an RTF? The title in question is Smyrna 1922. >> >> The other two books I scanned are RTF files and as I had more hopes as to >> their survival, I validated them myself. However, I have not heard about >> them in over a month. Does that mean they are dead? One is "The Viewer as >> Poet" and the other is "Single Mothers by Choice." >> >> I don't want to scan anything else before I am sure I am doing this right >> and the books will not be rejected. But I am new to this and I guess I am >> still learning... >> >> I am using ABBYY fine reader as an OCR program and I am very happy with it >> >> because it can read multiple languages in the same text and has no problem >> >> even with Latin. >> >> Thank you all very much for reading those questions. >> >> It is a pleasure being a Bookshare member and I always try to validate >> books about music as music is my field. >> >> All the best, >> Maria. >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "Christina" <greensleeves1@xxxxxxxxx> >> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:20 AM >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Anyone Interested IN Scanning...? >> >> >>> Hello, all. Would any of you be interested in scanning Slow Burn by >>> Brenda Jackson and or Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole? >>> The synopses are at the end of this message. >>> If you are willing to scan them and can't get them from your library, I >>> can by them and send them to you. If I do that, you're free to keep them >>> >>> or share them with someone else once you scan them. All I ask is that you >>> >>> keep the book until it's approved by Bookshare. >>> I, of course, am willing to validate them. >>> >>> Thanks. >>> Christina >>> >>> Slow Burn (Madaris Family Series) by Brenda Jackson >>> >>> Everything in accountant Skye Barclay's life is fitting smoothly into >>> place until she makes the startling discovery that she was adopted. Not >>> only does she learn that her birth mother has died, but now Skye finds >>> out that she has a biological brother: Vincent. Skye wants to track him >>> down, and her parents, as well as her fiance, Wayne refuse to support or >>> accept her decision. And Wayne takes it a step further and abruptly ends >>> their engagement. >>> >>> Skye's search for Vincent leads her to his adoptive parents, Dr. Justin >>> and Lorren Madaris, and, lo and behold, Slade Madaris-Vincent's tall, >>> dark, and sexy cousin. Slade is by far the most compelling man Skye has >>> ever met, but she isn't ready to get >>> involved so soon after Wayne's rejection. not even when Slade offers her >>> a job so she can stay in town and get to know her brother better. >>> >>> Slade is a shrewd businessman, but hiring Skye is one of the riskiest >>> moves he's ever made. Soon their mutual attraction explodes into a steamy >>> >>> summer affair. When Wayne shows up in town, determined to win Skye back, >>> Slade sets out to prove that he and Skye are meant to be together. >>> Because a Madaris man never walks away from a challenge-especially when >>> true love is on the line. >>> >>> Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark Series number 3) >>> by >>> Kresley Cole >>> This one sounds fun and silly but I read the second book in the series >>> and I >>> thoroughly enjoyed it. >>> >>> Her breathless kiss haunts him... >>> >>> Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the >>> one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never >>> taking another to his bed -- until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, >>> >>> Mariketa >>> the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite >>> against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and >>> skill to keep her alive. >>> >>> His slow, hot touch is irresistible... >>> >>> Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with >>> her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened >>> heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is >>> impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. >>> >>> No deed is too wicked for her seduction... >>> >>> If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he >>> demands her body and soul -- or will she risk everything for her fierce >>> protector? >>> >>> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >>> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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