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toadoftoadhall
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Post by toadoftoadhall » December 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm

Dear Librivox team,

Pax Christi!

Hello, my name is Br. Jonas Houston, MSJB. I was a Librivox reader several years ago. I have not participated in any projects for several years due to my joining a religious community called the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist located in Kentucky.

I am now interested in doing Librivox books again. Specifically I would like to do a solo recording of the life of the founder of our community, Fr. Jean Baptiste Rauzan, written in the 19th century (it is in the public domain.) However, I only have a personal PDF of this file. Consequently, when I was filling out the Librivox New Project Template Generator, I was unable to provide a link for the book. Without a link to the book, the Project Generator was unable to save. What should I do to solve this problem?

Ad Jesum Per Mariam,

Br. Jonas Houston, MSJB

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Post by TriciaG » December 18th, 2020, 2:36 pm

You say it's a PDF. Is it a facsimile (images) of the original book? Or is it all nicely typed and perhaps edited?

If it's rendered into nice text, it must clearly state what edition it's from. See here: viewtopic.php?p=1534179#p1534179

Could you upload it to something like Google Drive and post a link, so we could take a look at it? If it's acceptable, we can forego the text link altogether, but we do need to verify the PD-ness of your PDF. :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm

As for the project template generator, you should be able to put something like hard copy or local copy in the text link field, it just can't be left blank.
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