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Post by peac » June 16th, 2015, 2:35 pm

Apologies in advance, I'm sure this has been discussed before, but unfortunately searching for it returns every single project, since "podcast" is part of the standard script, so here I go again.

Is there any reason why Librivox projects couldn't be added to iTunes as podcasts? I'm thinking that collections of short stories or essays could be easily packaged as weekly podcast episodes.

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Post by TriciaG » June 16th, 2015, 3:03 pm

I'm not sure of the ins and outs of it, but aren't a lot of our projects over there already? We have a link on each catalog page to iTunes. Are you referring to something different?

My initial reaction is, go for it. 8-)
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Post by annise » June 16th, 2015, 3:14 pm

The Itunes link on our page just adds them to the iTunes page you have in your computer so you can play them on the player there as a "podcast" -( it's just like an RSS feed ), not to the iTunes catalogue/shop site/ itself which is what the first poster is talking about
We can't do it automatically - and the ones there have been added by people who want to do it. I don't think there is anyone volunteering at the moment - so anyone interested can find out how to do it and do it.
I actually got here from the iTunes in the first place :D so it is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view :D

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Post by peac » June 16th, 2015, 3:24 pm

annise wrote:I actually got here from the iTunes in the first place
This was what I was thinking of - good publicity for Librivox as well as another distribution channel. I don't think every book could be serialized, but some lend themselves pretty well to that.

Doesn't sound like there's any reason not too, so I'll look into it.
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