[SOLO] Betty Baird by Anna Hamlin Weikel-ans

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HollyJenson
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Post by HollyJenson » December 5th, 2016, 7:16 pm

Betty Baird by Anna Hamlin Weikel (1864 - 1923).


This is the first book in the Betty Baird Series of boarding school books, a genre which was popular among young girls in the early 1900s. Our heroine, Betty Baird, who is herself obsessed with reading boarding school books, is sent away to The Pines, a boarding school where at first she is ridiculed by some of the wealthier and more popular students. As time goes on, Betty silences her foes with her unique and captivating personality, and she and her new friends have many lighthearted adventures during their days at The Pines. Anna Hamlin Wikel (pen name Weikel) was herself raised by a learned clergyman, Benjamin Baird Hamlin, upon whom the character of Betty Baird's father is based. The reader is the great grand niece of the author. (Holly Jenson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/BettyBairdWeikel
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1900 onward

    Keywords that describe the book: boarding school, young adult fiction

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Betty Baird. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Betty Baird, by Anna Hamlin Weikel. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Betty Baird by Anna Hamlin Weikel. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Betty Baird, by Anna Hamlin Weikel. "

    There should be about 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording
  • Example filename bettybaird_##_weikel_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. bettybaird_01_weikel_128kb.mp3)

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    Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by HollyJenson on January 15th, 2017, 8:44 pm, edited 13 times in total.
Holly

"I'll tell you right out, I'm a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk." ~Kasper Gutman

HollyJenson
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Post by HollyJenson » December 5th, 2016, 7:21 pm

I have two questions about this:

1. This book isn't available online, so I know I have to send in a scan of the title page with the date so that the public domain status can be checked. Are there any specific instructions on how exactly I should do this?

2. Since the text isn't available online, should I mail a hard copy of the book to the proof listener? I have one ready to mail.

Thanks!
Holly

"I'll tell you right out, I'm a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk." ~Kasper Gutman

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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 7:54 pm

I'll set it up - back soon
OK MW made
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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 8:23 pm

Now to answers
For the title page - you should just be able to upload it to my folder - call it bettybairdtitle or something simiar
If that doesn't work - it does depend a bit on the format , zip it and do it
I'll PM you re the text.

Anne
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Post by HollyJenson » December 5th, 2016, 8:42 pm

Thanks, Anne!

It's a jpg file. I hope that's OK.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/bettybairdtitle.jpg
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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Absolutely perfect - lovely clear 1906 :clap: :clap:
We are cleared for take off

Anne
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Post by HollyJenson » December 8th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Still looking for a PL.

Yes, it's a silly book, but it'll go by fast. :D
Holly

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Post by annise » December 8th, 2016, 7:20 pm

It's usually easier to get a DPL when there is something to PL I find.

Anne
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Post by linny » December 8th, 2016, 7:32 pm

Holly,
I can't DPL for you but you are off to a great start. Chapter 1 is PL OK!

It sounds like a very fun book. Enjoy your solo. :clap:

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Post by annise » December 8th, 2016, 7:45 pm

See - I told you so :D . Thanks Linny.

Anne
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Post by HollyJenson » December 8th, 2016, 8:31 pm

Thanks, Linny!

Also, it would probably be easier to get a DPL if the book were online, which it isn't YET. I'm working on it though!
Holly

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Post by linny » December 8th, 2016, 8:34 pm

I'm away for the next 10 days and it will take me a couple of days to get caught up. After that I'll check on you and see what I can do to help out. Text not being online isn't really an issue. I do tend to follow along as I PL but when it isn't online I just get to kick back and enjoy. :D

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Post by HollyJenson » December 8th, 2016, 9:00 pm

OK, that sounds good to me! I'll try to watch myself carefully so I don't read something wrong. If you hear anything that seems off, let me know and I'll double check. :)
Holly

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Post by HollyJenson » December 8th, 2016, 9:01 pm

Oh, and should I remove the tilde?
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Post by annise » December 8th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Most people don't read along - but maybe we could put the 2nd book near the n/a for text just so people would know if the wanted to listen ?

Anne
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