Hi Mayrie, I am no expert, nor am I a list monitor, but I, for one, do not have kes, arc, or any other scanning program, so that means that I would not be able to validate kes books. Not because of stubbornness, but because all I have is Microsoft Word, which can open RTF files. The folks are just saying that books get picked up quicker if they are submitted in this format because of the above. Another thing that could help a book get picked up quicker is announcing the title and author on this list when you submit, so that people who likke a particular author can grab it. Most volunteers do a very great job of cleaning up their submissions. For scanning you earn $2.50 per submission that is published on bookshare, and for validation only you earn 50 cents per book that is published. The site automatically keeps track of how much you earn, and you can look at that info any time in your "my account" info. Good luck and I hope this helps encourage you and Gwen. All the best, Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:20 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Validating my books, and some questions, please. Hello everyone, I have looked at what is required to validate a book. Am I right that what is necessary in the book are these things: all pages present, all copyright information present legible and complete? Am I missing things? I ask, because, if these are the primary things, I'd like to let you all know, and I guess you'd have to take my word for it, but I don't submit a book unless those things are done. Also, I don't submit anything without first editing it for spelling/scanning errors and fixing the unreadable parts, if there are any. And why, you ask, am I telling you this? Because, I thought perhaps folks might like a really easy validation once in a while. There's nothing like feeling like you've accomplished something. And if you have to fix messed up books regularly, it might be nice to see that there are actually people out here who do take real care with the books that we scan and submit. Until now, I have been submitting my books in KES, but as it has been stated so clearly that RTF is preferred and is what the books get converted to later anyway, I will now convert them first. I hope this makes a difference for somebody. I'm just curious, and can't seem to find the information anywhere, could someone tell me how much bookshare credit folks earn for what kinds of work? Thanks for all of your help so far. I'd like to think I might not need much more, but I don't suffer from delusions, so I'm sure, and sorry, but you'll probably be hearing more questions from me. I'm not sure why, but it seems I don't always find the information that I'm looking for when I go looking. Probably I need to be more careful in my looking. Okay, enough. Thanks again. Peace, Mayrie 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. 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.