[bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now

  • From: "Jamie Prater" <jdprater@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:43:35 -0500

Hi, thanks for your note.  With Harper Collins and possibly other religious 
publishers I did hear were possibly coming on board--I don't know the names, 
this could still be a problem.  I still feel the proofers and scanners' pains 
about having work dumped and replaced although I see where bookshare staff and 
publishers are coming from as well.  I still say there should be enough books 
out there for everybody to work on and feel a sense of accomplishment.  Thanks 
again and have a blessed day.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kyle and Candice 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:10 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right 

  well if i understand correctly Scalastic kids books, and all religion based 
publishers still seem to be safe bets for volentiers  so I'd say you'd still be 
in luck supsorry about the spelling issues still haven't put office on yet with 
spell check.porting volenteering and if you were to submit books in the genres 
you like. 
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jamie Prater 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:05 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I don't know what to think about things right now

    Hi, all, I've been following the threads about PQ books versus volunteer 
work.  I've enjoyed volunteering for Christian fiction and kids' stuff mostly 
and because of page numbering issues, I've backed off considerably on what I 
volunteer for.  Every day for the past several weeks has been like Christmas 
looking at and downloading all the new books lately.  I'm very, very sad that 
this new influx of books is starting to run some top knotch volunteers away 
because of publishers' issues.  I see both sides of the coin on these issues 
but wish all you fantastic volunteers would find a reason to stay at bookshare. 
 I like books from a Pentecostal Christian standpoint as far as 
Christian/nonfiction goes, and I love all kinds of Christian fiction, classics, 
and general fiction as well as kids' stuff.  Some of the volunteers who've said 
they are most likely leaving bookshare are ones who print some of these kinds 
of books.  I know there are so very many books out there in the world, and I do 
wish we could all find a niche and grow bookshare and everybody can feel like 
useful and contributing members of bookshare and society.  I had no idea this 
wonderful growth spurt for bookshare would run off volunteers and this is a 
bittersweet pill to swallow and makes me feel very, very sad.  Please folks 
reconsider before quitting the wonderful job you're all doing on adding books 
to the collection.  Lori and Mike in particular, thanks to you, I've got some 
Jentezen Franklin books I'd not otherwise have, and this makes me sad to see 
you and others go.  Thanks and have a blessed day.  

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