[bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

  • From: "solsticesinger" <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:27:25 -0600

It irritates me, because I had planned to scan this particular book, and, quite 
honestly, with the help of a sighted proofer, my copy would have been of much 
higher quality.

I have submitted book quality report. We'll see what happens.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Christina 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 6:31 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


  And if the next copy isn't a drastic improvement, file another report.

  Seriously.
  I filed a book quality report and one of the outsourcing groups processed the 
BSO.  A BSO which was full of scannos and had bits of text missing.  So, I 
filed a second report.

  Christina

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: solsticesinger 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:17 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


    Book quality report will be filed. Hopefully, it will be rescanned, or 
reproofed, or something to make it more readable.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Lynn I 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 3:02 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


      I hope you filed a Book Quality Report on it. *smile*

      Blessings.

      Lynnsky




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      Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 2:58 PM
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      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins


      I just finished reading Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, which was added to the 
collection by an outsourcing group in Africa. This is one of the worst 
outsourced scans I've seen. In fact, I wonder if anyone bothered to proof it at 
all.

      The book switched point of view often, and there was no indication of 
this in the scan. Therefore, it was impossible to know which character was 
speaking at any given time. In fact, due to the lack of headers, it was 
impossible to determine how many narrators even existed.

      I saw several very common scanning errors that could have been fixed, if 
only the book had been read through. "hail" for "hall" is an example.

      I really looked forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed 
by the scan. It really does need to be redone, IMO.


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