COMPLETE: William Again by Richmal Crompton - choc

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Post by david wales » January 4th, 2019, 9:26 am

William Again by Richmal Crompton (1890 - 1969).

This project is complete! All audio files are available on our catalog page:
https://librivox.org/william-again-by-richmal-crompton/


Volunteers outside the USA: Richmal Crompton died in 1969. His work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years; Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954); or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
Fourteen more stories about William Brown. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing in this 1923 publication. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the U.S. ( david wales)
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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

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Post by david wales » January 4th, 2019, 9:30 am

Hurray, hurray. I've been waiting for years to record this book, published in 1923. The Just William series of books is delightful. Better known in the UK than the US. But I haven't been able to find a free edition of it. I bought a kindle edition from Amazon that I will record from. Can anyone find a free version for dpl? A physical copy can be borrowed from several libraries according to worldcat. I appreciate any help. Thanks.
Peace, David

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Post by m8b1 » January 4th, 2019, 10:07 am

Hi David,

The Kindle edition would not be acceptable to read from, as we do not know if it is the exact text as the 1923 edition. We need an edition that is clearly public domain. The same rules apply to 1923 works as before: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=72912

If you don't mind reading from a hard copy, I found a 1923 edition on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0600402967/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=&sr=

I did a quick look around the web for an online text as well, but didn't find one.

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Post by david wales » January 4th, 2019, 11:27 am

oh, ok. Have ordered the hard copy you referenced. will be a couple of weeks I guess.
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Post by m8b1 » January 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Sounds good, David. Sorry about that!

I will move this over to book suggestions to keep the launch pad tidy. Just post in the thread when you are ready to go and someone will move it back!

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Post by david wales » January 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm

Heaven, I'm in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek...

Hurray, everyone! Today's mail (post in UK, I think) brought the only hard copy of this book I could find (delightfully tattered) - only in UK, not in US. Printed on the verso of the title page: Published - 1923.

Soooooo... am I allowed to record from this book? If so, may I please be moved back to the Launchpad and find a dpl and mc?

Thanks so much.

Edit: And then, if you wish, we can go out together dancing cheek to cheek (sorry, Irving Berlin)
Peace, David

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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2019, 6:14 pm

Ha! Funny!

Snap a picture of the title page and copyright page, stick 'em in a zip file, and upload them to... umm, your MC's folder when you get an MC. We can file that with the project so we can prove which edition the project used.

In the meantime, this is back in the launch pad. :)

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Post by david wales » January 22nd, 2019, 6:16 pm

Thanks, Tricia. Anyone up for dpl and mc?
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 6:18 pm

I would be up for DPL if you wanted!

Thanks,
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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2019, 6:21 pm

It's not PD for me, which is why I didn't volunteer. :)

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Post by david wales » January 22nd, 2019, 6:27 pm

Hi Campbell, Would be delighted to have you dpl. Thanks.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 6:43 pm

Are there different rules in different places? I’m in the us so I think the rule is it has to be published before 1923. Would this count even if it was published in 1923? Sorry I’m not that familiar eith the PD rules and want to make sure i’m not breaking some copyright rules.

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Post by david wales » January 22nd, 2019, 6:46 pm

There are different rules in different places. In the US we have just been graced with public domain being granted to 1923 works, as of January 1. So you (and I) are good to go. I see you are new to librivox; have you dpl before? Need help/info?
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 6:47 pm

Ok great thanks! Looks like a great book!

Thanks,
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Post by chocoholic » January 22nd, 2019, 7:37 pm

I'll MC -- back shortly with the MW!
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