[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about a book

  • From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:09:50 EDT

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. 
f 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 
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, 
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 
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 
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. 

I hope I'm not stirring up a hornet's nest.  (smile)   

Sue S., who has been there, done that.  (smile) 

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