[bksvol-discuss] Re: PQ books replacing volunteer-submitted ones

  • From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:17:35 -0400 (EDT)

I just finished a publisher quality book, and there were several places
where words were all run together, which I would have fixed, had I been
validating it.

Example:
abunchofflowers.

Reads OK with speech, but not so well in braille.

Tracy

> No, my concern is that all that work is gone to waste. I'm glad you don't
> mind--you're more generous in thought and feeling than I. smile. One of
> the first PQ books replaced one that I had validated, and I was/am angry
> that that happened. I take great care with my validations--read word for
> word, and when finished do a final spell-check in case I missed anything
> (and usually do find something I missed) and a final page check to be sure
> the page numbers are correct (I've found that sometimes I got so involved
> in reading that I skipped putting in a page break that wasn't there
> originally, or mis-numbered). I don't like having my work dumped in favor
> of a PQ book which, as I understand, still has some problems for brf with
> extraneous junk and may or may no have other problems like missing page
> breaks--or has that been fixed, now. I don't see why both books can't be
> in the collection and the member can have a choice as to which he/she
> wants to read.
>  Fortunately, I haven't seen any other books that I've validated be added
> by HarperCollins, and though I know the Princess Diary series probably
> will be, I did those willingly rather than wait because there was a time
> requirement. I do have the list and will check before validating. I
>
> In the meantime, Mary Anne and I, and, I gather, Allison and others, have
> been spending time adding short synopses to the PQ books that are being
> added. I think some of the recent additions are from Random House. I must
> remember to ask Carrie if there is a list of those so I don't spend time
> validating any of those.
>
> G.Cindy
>
> - I
>> thought that
>> Grandma Cindy was concerned about having the publisher
>> quality books
>> replace ones in the collection because the submitter or
>> validater
>> might lose their credit. Right now, if someone replaces my
>> books, I
>> still keep my credit, and that's cool with me.
>> The books I submitted as a new volunteer need a rescan.
>> They looked
>> really good to me back then. Funny how time changes our
>> perspective.
>> (smile) I just wish I'd kept those print books.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Monica Willyard
>> Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com
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