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Post by schrm » June 7th, 2018, 2:06 am

Violet Osborne by Lady Emily Ponsonby (1817 - 1877).
"This book is in turns funny and sad. Violet Osburn is a very beloved child with no financial problems. She is both beautiful and good, and of course she must be happy. Yet, as we learn, she is a manipulative and overbearing woman who would do anything to get her way. This book tells us about her life as a girl, and takes us through her marriage and motherhood. It is a pleasant read, as the book is so witty and charming and the descriptions are very realistic". Summary by Stav Nisser.
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      Volume 1: https://archive.org/details/violetosborne01pons
      Volume 2: https://archive.org/details/violetosborne02pons
      Volume 3: https://archive.org/details/violetosborne03pons
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      [list]
      [*] Project Code: ytJ8qpUq

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Lady Emily Ponsonby) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Ponsonby
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 42
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1865
      [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: Romance; Fictional Biographies & Memoirs; Culture & Heritage

    Keywords that describe the book: romance, love, upper class, tragic, intrigues, life of a strong woman

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    violetosborne_[##]__ponsonby_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. violetosborne_01_ponsonby_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by schrm on July 3rd, 2018, 2:31 pm, edited 14 times in total.
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Post by schrm » June 7th, 2018, 2:10 am

hi,

informations, maybe of use:

- this project has two bc! Stav and me
- we want to realize the whole trilogy in one project - 42 chapters, only one chapter is longer than 4.000 words (i have prepared wordcounts, the html/chapter links)
- we need (at least) a dpl, since the amount of recordings (finished at the same time) could sum up. (if needed, i will help with pl - that also depends on the wishes of our dpl in spe :-) )

--> let's make this happen!

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Post by cherylstewart » June 7th, 2018, 9:44 am

I will dpl this project if needed?
Cheryls

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Post by miss stav » June 7th, 2018, 10:17 am

Hi everybody,
I am here. SO it is a three volume work. Please read volume number and chapter number before the recording.
SCHRM, thank you so much for posting.
Cheryls, I am glad to have you here as DPL. I love working with you.
Stav.

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Post by schrm » June 7th, 2018, 11:40 am

miss stav wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 10:17 am
Please read volume number and chapter number before the recording.
hi stav,

i adjusted the intro and outro wording as follows:
book [number] chapter [number] - is that ok for you?

@ cheryls: welcome aboard cheryls, thank you for being dpl!

cheers,
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Post by miss stav » June 7th, 2018, 2:28 pm

Hay,
it is written as "volumes" in the text. So I think readers would find it more confusing. How about we keep it as "volumes"? I want to make it as strate forward as possible for readers and listeners alike. What do you think?
Stav.
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Post by schrm » June 7th, 2018, 2:42 pm

miss stav wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Hay,
it is written as "volumes" in the text. So I think readers would find it more confusing. How about we keep it as "volumes"? I want to make it as strate forward as possible for readers and listeners alike. What do you think?
Stav.
good evening stav,

i didnt realize that and will change it.
the numbering should be (and i make it) constant throughout intros, outros, filenames and chapterlinks, i think.

edit: done!
(the tag section in the first post is regarded obsolete, i think?
and a question to our future mc: we should shorten the filenames a bit - or is it ok?)

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Post by miss stav » June 7th, 2018, 9:04 pm

No, file names should be according to section number.
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Post by schrm » June 8th, 2018, 1:19 am

miss stav wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 9:04 pm
No, file names should be according to section number.
morning,

isnt that confusing for readers and listeners, again?
when we count the volume first, then the chapter number, the order of the files should be ok?
is that a question for a mc?
anyways, that is changed in a minute, when we have a mc.
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Post by miss stav » June 8th, 2018, 5:26 am

Ok, look. We have to name the sections according to section numbers. This is the rule in Librivox. It is not something I invented... we just have to do it. The confusing thing is that in volume 2, the chapter numbers start from one and not from where volume one ends. It is the same book, not exactly a trilogy, because all the volumes were published at the same time. it was a Victorian habit to publish in volumes in order to seel them cheaply, I think, so that the working class would be able to buy them. Or so I understood from my BA in English.
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Post by annise » June 8th, 2018, 5:40 am

They could probably sell 3 books for more than 1 single one? And they may have had to pay in advance to have them printed ?
I'll set this up for you both , back soon

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Post by miss stav » June 8th, 2018, 6:14 am

From what I learned, three volumes was cheeper then one single book and more "fassionable" as working class people who didn't have time to read one single book could just take one after the other. This is also why books (like Oliver Twist) were Serialised in magazeens. They needed to attract readers. This was the time when people from lower classes started to read. Wow you didn't get into a good cornor because I really love Victorian literature and can write endlessly about it.
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Post by annise » June 8th, 2018, 6:21 am

OK I've set it up.
I've changed a few things. I know you aren't used to setting them up so I will explain why and when we are ready to go to readers wanted I'll deleted some of these posts to tidy up
The title - its not called a trliogy - if you want to add volumes 1-3 I won't stop you , but I don't think it's necessary
The file names must be the section number - always for this type of project. And her surname is ponsonby , not Lady Ponsonby - if you use it as you had it the author would be filed on the L shelf not the P one :D (computers are fairly dumb)
So the intro needs to start "section [##] of violet osborne etc This first part is so the files can be flicked through quickly to find where the reader left off - we were asked to do this for players with screens. The rest is up to you.
(if the book is straightforward - 1 file 1 chapter you can put chapter instead of section)
The big problem with this is making sure people read the right section , so you must allocate sections not chapters - it's a good habit to get into for all projects - ask for sections and allocate sections

For the title fields in the MW I've added a suggestion, you don't have to use it but I would suggest you stuck to the Roman numerals for the chapters as some people are not used to them and may come up with the wrong answer especially for the higher values

Over to you now

Anne

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Post by annise » June 8th, 2018, 6:30 am

miss stav wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 6:14 am
From what I learned, three volumes was cheeper then one single book and more "fassionable" as working class people who didn't have time to read one single book could just take one after the other. This is also why books (like Oliver Twist) were Serialised in magazeens. They needed to attract readers. This was the time when people from lower classes started to read. Wow you didn't get into a good cornor because I really love Victorian literature and can write endlessly about it.
There is never one reason for anything :D :D
My ancestor was schoolmaster in a very small country "town" and used to ride his horse about 30 km to a bigger town on Satuday to buy the new "magazine" (he called it a periodical) with the next installment of Charles Dickens and then read it to the family in the evening while the wives hemmed sheets.

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Post by miss stav » June 8th, 2018, 6:32 am

I agree with you, Anne, except for the list bit. But the volume number must be menshened in the title collom as the chapter numbers restart with each volume.
Looking for an easy read? Try Mollie's Prince and Nature And Art. Want to read a civil war novel? Try Order Number 11. Like feminist fiction? Try The Heavenly Twins.

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