[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 14:10:50 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not aware that PQ books cannot scanned. I know that PQ books replace  
volunteer-scanned and-proofed books in the collection, but is it true that once 
a publisher donates an ebook no volunteers cannot scan and/orproof that book?

> From: Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:47 PM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire
>Then please do explain. Why does Book 6 contain  page breaks and not section 
>breaks if booked six is supposedly direct from the publisher and of publisher 
>That one may not have been replaced with a publisher quality book yet but it 
>seems strange. Oh if anybody is interested there is a seventh one called 
>crucible of gold in that series. Either somebody here will need to scan it or 
>contact the publisher for it it should be possible.
>Sent from my iPhone
>On May 29, 2012, at 4:03 PM, "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Dasha,
>>The Temeraire books are all publisher quality.  That means that
      they were submitted by a publisher and cannot be replaced by a
      volunteer scan. Publisher quality scans trump all other versions.
>>The reason the Temeraire books don't have page numbers or page
      breaks is that they came from electronic versions the publisher
      originally intended for e-readers. Many e-reader books do not have
      page numbers or page breaks in them. That's the way they are sold
      to sighted readers, so that's the way the come to Bookshare direct
      from the publisher.
>>The spelling errors as well are direct from the publisher, and
      can't be corrected by us volunteers.
>>Hope that helps explain why those books are that way! smile.
>>Judy s.
>>On 5/29/2012 9:33 AM, Dasha Radford wrote: 
If somebody was interested in doing this it might be helpful. I just recently 
downloaded the copies of Naomi Novik's Temeraire adventures series. There is 
something I noticed in book one and I know it is true in the first one and I'm 
not sure but I can check the others. That one seems to only have section breaks 
and no page breaks as well as some very clear spelling errors. I'll check the 
others but I'm wondering. If someone still has the copies of these books could 
they rescan them and put them up for proofreading? I would like to see if we 
can't improve the quality.
Thanks to all and let me know what you guys think,
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