This delightful project is complete and in our catalog. All audio files can be found at http://librivox.org/the-sunny-side-by-a-a-milne/
Volunteers outside the USA: A.A. Milne died in 1952. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).
The Sunny Side is a collection of short stories and essays by A. A. Milne. Though Milne is best known for his classic children's books, especially Winnie The Pooh, he also wrote extensively for adults, most notably in Punch, to which he was a contributor and later Assistant Editor. The Sunny Side collects his columns for Punch, which include poems, essays and short stories, from 1912 to 1920. Wry, often satirical and always amusingly written, these pieces poke fun at topics from writing plays to lying about birdwatching.
They vary greatly in length so there should be something for everyone. Milne wrote in a thoroughly British atmosphere and for a thoroughly British audience so some of his references, such as to the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) or V.C. (Victoria Cross) may need a bit of research for those 'not of the Empire' (like me) to understand. (Summary by wikipedia and Phil Chenevert)
- Target completion date: 2012-June-31
- Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13441
- Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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NOTE: Please use the links to the text that are in each section. Remember to read the proper introduction and ending for each one.
Also, Milne often divides his essays into sections or make believe 'chapters': e.g. I, II, III, and the like. Please just read them as they are written, for example 'I' would be 'chapter I'. Use your discretion and common sense as to what sounds the best and ask if you want others opinions. He is usually making fun of a particular writing style when he does this. Phil
BC Admin ===========================================
We have a Dedicated Proof Listener: peac
Genres for the project:
- 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)
- "Section [number] of The Sunny Side . - 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]"
" The Sunny Side , by A.A. Milne . [Story or Poem Title]"
- At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Story or Poem Title]"
- 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 Sunny Side , by A.A. Milne . "
sunnyside_##_milne.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. sunnyside_01_milne.mp3)
[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: A.A. Milne
Album: The Sunny Side
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
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- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: phi - philchenevert
- When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.