One thing that keeps the step one list long is that we're now limited to downloading only 5 books at a time. Some of us used to take more--ones that we were asked to do because we could get them from the library, or were sighted and could handle specific problems, like strange fonts or formatting, or had special interest in. Though our piles were somewhat large, the download list was shorter. Also, many of us are careful and/or have long books to work on--I'm almost finished with one that's over 800 pages--and since we already have 5 books we can't take more. As for getting more validators--When people request books for the Wish List I ask if they're willing to validate and tell them how to sign up. I don't know if any have--I think only one person, maybe. But advertising or posting on the 'Net I think is a good idea. When I retired, I was looking on the 'Net for volunteer opportunities, things that I could do from home on the computer any time. At that time bookshare wasn't listed, but Project Gutenberg was. don't know if bookshare is listed now, but there are several sites that list volunteer opportunities, e.g., volunteermatch.com I just googled volunteer opportunities and online volunteer oppportunities and saw a lot of sites but none for bookshare.org. Allison has some idea of finding volunteers, and any of you who have high-school age kids who need service credits, as many high schools are requiring now, might organize a group the way Monica has. G.Cindy WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.