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Robert G. Martinengo

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    Duplicate titles with same ISBN

    Hi, I notice some books are listed more than once, even though they have the same ISBN. Why is that? Thanks
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    Author Royalties

    Here is some information about how authors get paid that you may find interesting.
  3. Robert G. Martinengo

    Author Royalties

    Hi folks, I am not a member so I really appreciate the opportunity to share an idea with the community. My understanding is that publishers donate about 90% of the books added to Bookshare's collection. Many of these are copyrighted by the author, who normally receives a royalty payment for each book sold. Since the books are donated, I assume they receive nothing when a Bookshare member downloads their book. My idea is for Bookshare to give members a method to pay authors royalties for books they download. This would be completely voluntary, and all of the funds would go to the authors. I think it would be a nice way for Bookshare members to be able to "give back" to their favorite authors. What do you think?