agree. -- "To me, music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you forever. It's one thing to be melancholy and one thing to be sophisticated, but when you get the two of them together in a way people can relate to, then I think you're on to something. You want the sophistication to lie in the purity of the sound, the beauty of the arrangements, and the quality of the performances."-Trumpeter Chris Botti -- Chela Robles AIM and E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx Skype: jazzytrumpet WindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx I Volunteer for a non-profit organization called Bookshare, to find out more go to: http://www.bookshare.org -- On 7/27/2010 1:12 PM, Jamie Prater wrote:
Hi, Larry, I think your letter was well written and I definitely see where you're coming from. I definitely see your point. If you and Mike and Susan and Lori leave, others will leave, and this could be a devastating snowball effect, and there may be very few volunteers left. Very, very well said.----- Original Message ----- *From:* Larry Lumpkin <mailto:llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:03 PM *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now I think we have done a good job of raising the issue. It is my hope that the organization will eventually come to a better understanding of how their volunteers are to be utilized. A suggestion I have is for articles to be posted regularly on the site of books/authors/genra that staff are pretty certain will not be submitted by publishers/outsources, etc. I didn't sign on to do major research on publishers just to submit a scan. I love scanning and will be glad to continue if given direction from the organization but will not do so if this is not forthcoming. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ *From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Jamie Prater *Sent:* Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:44 PM *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now 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 <mailto:candicat87@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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 now 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 <mailto:jdprater@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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 otherwisehave, and this makes me sad to see you and others go. Thanks and have a blessed day.