[COMPLETE] The Brass Bottle by F. Anstey - ni

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Post by Guero » September 22nd, 2010, 9:38 am

The Brass Bottle by F. Anstey (1856-1934).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-brass-bottle-by-f-anstey/
A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's every wish--generally with results the very opposite to those desired! (Summary by manybooks.net)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 31 December 2010 .
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30689 (section texts will be in googledocs, links will be provided in the Magic Window)
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard

    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (Admin Link)

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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    BC - please provide *all of* the following:
    [list]
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 19
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: N
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Anstey_Guthrie (he uses a pseudonym for this book)
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): Not available, but here's a manybooks.net link: http://manybooks.net/titles/ansteyf3068930689-8.html
    [*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD): A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's every wish--generally with results the very opposite to those desired! (Description by manybooks.net)
    [*]Date of first publication: 1900
    [*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years): 1934
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[*]BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

Set your recording software to:

Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

[*]DURING recording:
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
  • "Chapter [number] of [Book title]. - 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:
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  • Say:
    "The Brass Bottle, by F. Anstey. [Chapter]"
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 The Brass Bottle, by F. Anstey."
Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

[*]AFTER recording:
Need noise-cleaning?
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Save files as
128 kbps MP3
brassbottle_##_anstey.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. brassbottle_01_anstey.mp3)

ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: F. Anstey
Album: The Brass Bottle

Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
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    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ni - neerajanagarajan
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Post by neerajanagarajan » September 22nd, 2010, 7:01 pm

Hi Guero,

If you've got no one in mind to MC this project, I would like to MC it for you. :)

ETA - Woohoo, the MW is up! Let's hang around here for a couple of days to see if we can pick up a proof-listener, and also grab some attention, and then we'll be off to Readers Wanted.

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Post by TriciaG » September 22nd, 2010, 8:00 pm

Are we sure this description is public domain?
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Post by Carolin » September 23rd, 2010, 3:47 am

may i dpl this one? it sounds great!

CK

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Post by Guero » September 23rd, 2010, 5:14 am

neerajanagarajan - Thanks so much! I look forward to working with you on this. :D I'll start filling out the MW later today.

Tricia - Hmmm...I'm not sure how to tell if a description is public domain. The site, manybooks.net, offers books for free, so I assumed it was. But, if there's a question about it, I could write my own description.

Carolin - You can definitely be the DPL for this one. Thanks! :D

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Post by lavahna » September 23rd, 2010, 6:54 am

This is such a fun read! I hope it moves to readers wanted soon! Thanks for finding it, Guero!

Sign me up for Chapter IV if you don't already have someone in mind for it!

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Post by Guero » September 23rd, 2010, 7:00 am

lavahna wrote:This is such a fun read! I hope it moves to readers wanted soon! Thanks for finding it, Guero!

Sign me up for Chapter IV if you don't already have someone in mind for it!
Chapter IV is yours, lavahna! I'm working on text links and word counts for the MW right now. Your chapter's link is:

https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1gSkFSykj0M8SVRokFed8Af1hiXJJXTmKd7S2HIo65xs&hl=en&authkey=CKS-8MMF&pli=1#

And, the credit for finding this book goes to TriciaG. She's responsible for what is going to be a fun read for many LibriVox folks! :D

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Post by neerajanagarajan » September 23rd, 2010, 7:07 am

Welcome to the project, Carolin! I've added you as DPL in the MW.
Great, we're all set! What would you like to do now, Guero, wait a little on the launch pad (that usually helps us get readers) or move to Readers Wanted right away?

PS Oh, and I'm totally looking forward to working with you, too! :)

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Post by Guero » September 23rd, 2010, 7:17 am

Woo hoo! It's exciting to get interest so quickly! :)

Let's stick on the launch pad a little longer. Meanwhile, I'll finish filling out the MW.

Thanks!

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Post by adrianw » September 26th, 2010, 7:08 am

I'm not sure if you're seeking readers yet, but if you are I'd be honoured to read chapter 1.

- Adrian.

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Post by Guero » September 26th, 2010, 7:30 am

Adrian - Chapter 1 is yours! Welcome to the project! :D
John
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Post by neerajanagarajan » September 26th, 2010, 7:36 am

We're in Readers Wanted now.
And I like your sig, Guero. :D

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Post by Guero » September 26th, 2010, 7:39 am

:lol: Thanks! I was hoping it would attract curious folks to the thread. 8-)
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Post by neerajanagarajan » September 26th, 2010, 7:43 am

I clicked on it. :lol: There must be other really curious folks out there, definitely.

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Post by adrianw » September 26th, 2010, 10:25 am

Chapter 1 - 19.2MB 20:02

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ni/brassbottle_01_anstey.mp3

That was fun!

Might I claim 2 and 3, too - that will get us to the story proper...

- Adrian.

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