[bksvol-discuss] Re: Simon & Schuster

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 06:30:35 -0800 (PST)

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 

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.


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!

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

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