Nan, What exactly is smash words? I've never heard of this service, and by the name, it sounds rather intriguing. Courtney On 1/15/10, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Besides which, there are brick and mortar libraries that charge also. > As well as special purpose non-lending libraries. > > On 1/15/10, robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> wrote: >> The only time it is free is if the customer is in school or going to >> college >> but if they want to read for enjoyment, they will have to buy a >> membership. >> Someone correct me if I gave out any information that was misleading. >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: Valerie Maples >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; Nan Hawthorne >> Cc: Robin Seaman >> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 7:17 PM >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bksvol-discuss Digest V7 #20 >> >> >> Hi, Nan! >> >> >> BookShare is an online library for people with print disabilities. >> Students of all ages can receive an annual free membership with >> certification by a qualifying individual and student status. >> >> >> Volunteers earn credits for scanning or proofreading books. Often >> volunteers like myself and my husband, among many others, will sponsor >> individuals who cannot afford membership by donating credits to needy >> individuals. We all want people to have the means to read books. >> >> >> I hope anyone will correct me if I have mis-spoken on any of these >> points. >> >> >> Valerie >> >> >> >> >> On Jan 15, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Nan Hawthorne wrote: >> >> >> Can someone clear up a puzzle for me? >> >> I keep hearing BookShare described as being a free library for people >> who are print impaired. Is it free? I had to pay. I feel weird telling >> people one thing, then hearing another. No disrespect, I just want to >> clarify. >> >> AccessibleWorld.org book discussions have no cast in bronze policy >> about >> this, but one thing I have been told is that "many people can't afford to >> join BookShare" and this has limited what books I can schedule.. I am too >> find other ways for people to access the books. Since BookShare is one of >> the only places producing accessible versions of independently published >> books.. and I say bravo for that! I am hard pressed to find a solution. >> >> By the way, I am delirious about the news that Smashwords and >> BookShare >> will partner!! These days I read more books not on NLS than on. >> >> > > > -- > Soronel Haetir > soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx > 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.