Plays can be put into the collection if 1) they are out of copyright (like Shakespeare), or 2) the publisher has given us written permission to put their specified plays in. Random House gave us permission to put some of their plays in, which we have done. Simon&Schuster has now given us permission to put some of their plays in too. Wahoo! I believe that S&S will be sending us their plays in digital format, so I'm hoping that the plays will be in sooner rather than later. The one zinger that sometimes confuses people is when a copyrighted book is published that contains an out-of-copyright play and additional material (like notes, translations, etc.) Because the entire book is either copyrighted or not, the additional material makes the book copyrighted, which means we can't put the book in. There are a lot of Shakespeare's plays with the play on one page and its translation on the other. I'd love to put those books in, but I can't, because the translation is copyrighted even though the play isn't. Hope this explains the policy! Carrie ________________________________ From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sun, January 24, 2010 10:01:17 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Simon & Schuster Hi Carrie!! Are plays acceptable on Bookshare now? I wasn't aware of the change if there is one. Debby At 06:12 PM 1/21/2010, Carrie Karnos wrote > I am especially excited to put the play, The Miracle Worker, into the > collection. I have had a LOT of requests for it. And it's certainly > appropriate for Bookshare! -- mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> -- Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT 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.