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by TheBuriedBook
April 6th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Édouard Laboulaye’s Fairy Tales
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Édouard Laboulaye’s Fairy Tales

This book is currently having a "moment". The New York Review of Books has an article: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/04/06/the-sly-modernity-of-edouard-laboulayes-fairy-tales/ Princeton University Press has a (new) translation: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13263.html The book is available...
by TheBuriedBook
October 3rd, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

> Without LibriVox, My words would less likely be heard, as they would be relegated to the great maw of Archive.org audio uploads This is exactly right. LibriVox is unique and special. Not the same as self-publishing. > Make no mistake, I'm in it for the glory, not the money! I think that's how many...
by TheBuriedBook
October 3rd, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

> the underlying principles I take it these: https://librivox.org/pages/about-librivox/ Has there ever been a posting as to why PD was chosen and CC excluded? I would be interested in learning more about why the principle exists, the philosophy behind it. BTW thanks TriciaG for the defense and recog...
by TheBuriedBook
October 3rd, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

> Go establish NonLibriVox with our blessing Thank you for your blessing but you are misunderstanding my intentions :) I'm observing what very well might happen due to the contradictions inherit in sentiments seen in this thread about narrjacking, and LVs PD license. > You believe it's wrong. We don...
by TheBuriedBook
October 2nd, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

> PG are "the" producer of PD books Gutenberg gets most of their books from DPR, who get most of their books from Internet Archive scans, who hires a company in Hong Kong (Chinese mainland labor) to scan about 1000 books every day (low estimate). IA has over 18 million texts. Gutenberg has 57,000. G...
by TheBuriedBook
October 2nd, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

> how introduction of a different kind of license would prevent the crime

If it was CC-BY (Attribution) it would be a crime. They couldn't upload to Audible under a different name it would be a copyright violation.
by TheBuriedBook
October 2nd, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

I do believe LibriVox is in the wrong forcing content creators (at least single-narrator works) to use Public Domain. Like at Wikipedia, authors have a range of license options to choose from, including PD and some CC. The attitude of LV has been PD or leave - end of discussion. I'm afraid the ident...
by TheBuriedBook
October 2nd, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Audiobooks from Library of Congress
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Audiobooks from Library of Congress

Since the 1930s, the Library of Congress has been recording audio-books for the blind and handicap. As a work of the federal government, the narration is in the public domain https://www.loc.gov/legal/#privacy_policy > Items created by Library of Congress employees in the scope of their employment a...
by TheBuriedBook
March 28th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: [PD USA ONLY] Wooden Crosses - WWI novel
Replies: 2
Views: 326

[PD USA ONLY] Wooden Crosses - WWI novel

https://archive.org/details/woodencrosses00dorgrich

Often compared with All Quite on the Western Front. One of the best war novels. Well known in France where it almost won the Prix Goncourt (lost to In Search of Lost Time). English translation is 1920. Well reviewed on Amazon.
by TheBuriedBook
January 18th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox monthly statistics
Replies: 824
Views: 124247

Re: LibriVox monthly statistics

Would it be possible and of value to include a metric on number of hours read. Since a work can be 30m or 40hr long. Tracking total hours gives a fair representation of how active readers are. When I used to track my own reading habits, I would sometimes pick shorter books so my year-end reading tot...
by TheBuriedBook
January 15th, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Re: Audioliterature and Audible

Must be a strange experience discovering your name and altered voice. We live in interesting times.
by TheBuriedBook
January 14th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audioliterature and Audible
Replies: 85
Views: 9660

Audioliterature and Audible

This is disheartening: https://www.audible.com/search?searchProvider=Audioliterature Example (same): https://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Communist-Manifesto-Audiobook/B077PCZQHG https://librivox.org/the-communist-manifesto-version-2-by-karl-marx-and-friedrich-engels/ Compare the voice, the Audibl...
by TheBuriedBook
September 7th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Roy Chapman Andrews ie. real-life Indiana Jones
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Roy Chapman Andrews ie. real-life Indiana Jones

Roy Chapman Andrews was an inspiration for Indiana Jones. He published many memoirs of his expeditions in the early 20th century, some of which are in the public domain. They were quite popular in the day. Andrews' biographer called Camps and Trails in China "..delightful" .. his books are available...
by TheBuriedBook
October 2nd, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Error Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Invisible books in database
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Invisible books in database

Hi RuthieG, Following are two reports 1. Nameless authors (who have books) - 44 entries https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-G-RQ5d8vRqt58pPtDh5vgtBUGzTJRGxw2imHBOwY1U/pub --- 2. Authors with 2 or more active IDs needing merger - 88 entries https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CC0rqr_UfeRizm4Rxomkc1c...
by TheBuriedBook
October 1st, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: Error Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Invisible books in database
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Invisible books in database

Hello RuthieG, Thanks for fixing those. I can run a report across the entire database. Give me a day or two to put some code together, I think it should be possible to uncover most of the problems. So far I only looked at pre-19th century French authors and saw half a dozen or so. Re: Moliere: I was...