[bksvol-discuss] Just submitted again

  • From: Denise Thompson <deniset@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:17:14 -0400

I've just resubmitted Arizona Embrace. It had been rejected because it had pictures in it. It should be ready to go now with everything in order. It has 384 pages if anyone is interested in proofing.


At 10:09 AM 10/15/2009, you wrote:
My suspicion is that publishers are not held to the same standards as volunteers because the publishers would not put up with it. They are in the business of selling books and really have little to gain by contributing to Bookshare and unlike us they probably have little interest in Bookshare either. If stringent requirements were put on their submissions it is likely that they would just say forget about it then. I suspect that the decision was made that it was more important to get their books than it was to risk antagonizing them and not getting any of their books.

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[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about a book
10/15/2009 4:17:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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I've seen publisher quality books with no page numbers or page breaks, and have wondered the very same thing. I know for a fact that a volunteer submission would be rejected if it lacked page breaks. So, like you, I am curious to know why publisher quality submissions, or submissions by bookshare staff, are
not held to the same standards.

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Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:17 PM

Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question about a book

Hi All,

I am reading The Simple Truth by David Baldacci. The copy I am reading is publlisher quality and the submitter is listed as bookshare staff. (There is another copy submitted in 2002). Well, this copy has no page breaks or page numbers in the BRF file. The quality of the text is really good.

Now what I am wondering is this: If one of us submitted a book with no page breaks (horror of horrors) and no page numbers, the book woould be rejected. So why is it permissible for bookshare staff to submit books without page numbers/breaks? I must say that the quality of the book as far as being free
of scannos, is very excellent.

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