Tina There is no apparent rhyme or reason once a book is validated as to how long it will take for it to actually enter the collection. Some books make it within hours, others sit around for months. It's exceedingly frustrating to both submitters and validators, needless to say, but adherence to "guidelines" isn't the culprit. There are certain apparent priorities in additions to the collection with books done by inside volunteers at BookShare's office tending to enter the collection faster along with those received from 3rd party organizations such as universities. Similarily, books sought by BookShare for projects, such as Caldecott and Newberry winners, seem to get priority. But, if you happen to submit something this morning and Gustavo starts working from the top of the stack, you may have your book available by coffee break time. I've stopped worrying about this as it is outside my control. The books will eventually make it and hopefully be appreciated by other users at some point. So relax, validate, submit and eventually they will be there. Sort of reminds me of verses from the Bible where humans are overfocused on time lines of things they cannot control. 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.