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Post by SteveGough » December 8th, 2020, 4:38 am

Thanks Tricia and everyone for the updates about my Captain Scott project - great to hear it should be completed for Christmas, thanks so much and compliments of the season to you all!

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Post by msfry » December 8th, 2020, 7:31 am

annise wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 12:51 pm
The word I use to describe things like the short poetry covers is "series" just so words like "groups" which we use around here in a different connotation don't cause misunderstandings :D

Anne
And then there are "collections". I am so confused. :mrgreen:
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Post by annise » December 9th, 2020, 10:06 pm

I thought you might like to see the email that info@ received today, It was in answer to my response to his email wishing to know how to donate.
For about two years I have been making CDs from the librivox library and donating them out military services overseas and on ships as well as veterans homes in the Pacific NW. More than a thousand I would guess by now as I don't keep a running tab. This project of mine has been a game changer for me as it has given me a great deal of satisfaction to do this in my senior years. I use the art that comes with the books and make up covers for the cds that slip into the paper envelopes with windows.
It's nice to know :D :D

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » December 10th, 2020, 6:51 am

...and (besides the cover art use, which is great!) that's more evidence to keep files at audio cd length!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories

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Post by msfry » December 10th, 2020, 7:37 am

annise wrote:
December 9th, 2020, 10:06 pm
I thought you might like to see the email that info@ received today, It was in answer to my response to his email wishing to know how to donate.
For about two years I have been making CDs from the librivox library and donating them out military services overseas and on ships as well as veterans homes in the Pacific NW. More than a thousand I would guess by now as I don't keep a running tab. This project of mine has been a game changer for me as it has given me a great deal of satisfaction to do this in my senior years. I use the art that comes with the books and make up covers for the cds that slip into the paper envelopes with windows.
It's nice to know :D :D

Anne
That is so nice.

I've made a few CD's to give as gifts myself, and have had to make disk labels for those. I've often thought of adding a disk label template to my printable CD covers template, but it is a bit more work having to reposition the words to fit a circular space, and probably wouldn't get much use.
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Post by Steven Seitel » December 10th, 2020, 11:00 am

Congratulations to msfry for a terrific cover that exactly captures the spirit of California Desert Trails!

https://ia801503.us.archive.org/6/items/california_desert_trails_2012_librivox/californiadeserttrails_2012.jpg

Well done, Michele! :thumbs: :D :thumbs:

Steve
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Post by msfry » December 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm

Thank you, Steven. Glad you liked it. I enjoyed listening to it, despite those awful "sidewinders". :shock:
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Post by TriciaG » December 20th, 2020, 5:37 pm

I love how the Christmas Short Works Collection cover has the little characters wearing masks. :P
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 22nd, 2020, 3:03 pm

I would like to congratulate the cover designers for the last couple of short ghost and horror collections (I think I admired them but forgot to say so, so a belated thank you!). The latest one by Michele is terrifying, and I can't give it a higher compliment than that!
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Post by schrm » December 29th, 2020, 10:39 am

TriciaG wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 8:02 am
I added the preclaim.
well, let's see if you want to catalogue it :twisted: :lol:
en: lay down your arms, essays on art by goethe
de: sammlung prosa, rousseau, hoffmann: sommerfrische, tante fritzchen
dpl: children of the abbey, lay down your arms, hoffmann's

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Post by TriciaG » December 29th, 2020, 10:58 am

schrm wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
TriciaG wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 8:02 am
I added the preclaim.
well, let's see if you want to catalogue it :twisted: :lol:
I've already contributed to the sabotage of my win by cataloging another project today. Bring it on. :lol:
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories

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Post by schrm » December 29th, 2020, 11:53 am

TriciaG wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 10:58 am
I've already contributed to the sabotage of my win by cataloging another project today. Bring it on. :lol:
...now i feel sorry, even :( 8-)
i'm sure, tomorrow will be the day, after i came home from work (or during my breakfast)
en: lay down your arms, essays on art by goethe
de: sammlung prosa, rousseau, hoffmann: sommerfrische, tante fritzchen
dpl: children of the abbey, lay down your arms, hoffmann's

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Post by msfry » December 29th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Newgatenovelist wrote:
December 22nd, 2020, 3:03 pm
I would like to congratulate the cover designers for the last couple of short ghost and horror collections (I think I admired them but forgot to say so, so a belated thank you!). The latest one by Michele is terrifying, and I can't give it a higher compliment than that!
Erin
I'm horrored! Rhaaaaaaaaa! I am constantly amazed how many views the short horror and short story collections rack up. They are definitely among the most popular. And there's a tremendous amount of artwork to choose from.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2020, 4:31 pm

There were 19 projects cataloged (so far) in the past two days. My, my - look at all those projects with unclaimed covers! :shock:
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories

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Post by annise » December 31st, 2020, 4:40 pm

Maybe we could accept 3 claims for a few days .....

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