[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

  • From: Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 17:53:36 -0400

I think the publisher quality books are supposed to replace the volunteer proof 
copies if they came directly from the publisher. I would check on the menu that 
I think that's the case.

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On May 29, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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 
> quality?
> 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:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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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