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Post by rredmond » September 2nd, 2021, 5:54 am

Wow, are UFOs usually that popular?
Amazing the stats you all keep here, extremely impressive!
--Ron--

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Post by BengtW » September 2nd, 2021, 8:18 am

Both the UFO and Proof that the earth is flat has got a lot of traction the last months on the channel. But it is quite common that a certain video gets semi viral during one month with a lot of views and then drops of to very low interest. The 1000-5000 hour view time videos usually stay strong and steady.
One thing I noticed is that we got a lot more views from Mexico this month and Spanish language videos made the top lists.

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Post by rredmond » September 2nd, 2021, 2:38 pm

Maybe due more to YouTube analytics/suggestions than purposeful seeking out maybe?
Interesting. Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » September 6th, 2021, 4:21 pm

We passed 1000 cataloged projects for the year a couple of books ago. (Currently at 1002)

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Post by BengtW » September 6th, 2021, 9:57 pm

That's record early?

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Post by TriciaG » September 7th, 2021, 5:40 am

BengtW wrote:
September 6th, 2021, 9:57 pm
That's record early?
Yes. Right now we're at 1006. In 2019 at the END of September we were at 790; in 2020 we were at 988 at the end of September.

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Post by m8b1 » October 1st, 2021, 5:45 am

During September, LibriVox volunteers completed 107 projects (and 1 already in October), bringing us to 1088 total projects for 2021.

Other stats:

Total number of projects 16590
Number of completed projects 15919
Number of completed non-English projects 2032
Total number of languages 100
Number of languages with a completed work 46
Number of completed solo projects 8431
Number of readers 11657
...who have completed something 11511

We should easily hit 16000 completed projects this month

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Post by m8b1 » October 1st, 2021, 5:47 am

TriciaG wrote:
September 7th, 2021, 5:40 am

Yes. Right now we're at 1006. In 2019 at the END of September we were at 790; in 2020 we were at 988 at the end of September.
So we are 100 ahead of last year at this point at 1088. :mrgreen:

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Post by BengtW » October 4th, 2021, 5:17 am

BengtW wrote:
September 2nd, 2021, 12:02 am
August:
Views: 878,223
View time: 443,572 hours
Total number of subscribers: 69,275
YouTube statistics for September:
Views: 555,004
Unique: 242,234
View time: 314,748 hours

Most listened to:

Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del CASTILLO Part 1/6 15,978 hours
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. RUPPELT Part 1/3 15,847 hours
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians by Fanny KELLY read by TriciaG 14,443 hours
Europe In The Middle Ages by Ierne Lifford PLUNKET read by Steven Seitel Part 1/2 11,391 hours
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. RUPPELT Part 2/3 10,453 hours
The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald KEYHOE read by Roger Melin Part 1/2 5,297 hours
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del CASTILLO Part 2/6 4,981 hours
Anne of the Island (version 2) by Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY read by Karen Savage 3,733 hours
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del CASTILLO Part 3/6 3,370 hours
The Book Of Jasher by ANONYMOUS read by CJ Plogue Part 1/3 2,939 hours
The Roswell Report: Case Closed by James McAndrew read by Aaron Bennett 2,810 hours
El Libro de Las Mil Noches y Una Noche Volumen 1 by ANONYMOUS 2,618 hours
The Spiritual Life by Andrew MURRAY read by Christopher Smith 2,410 hours
Europe In The Middle Ages by Ierne Lifford PLUNKET read by Steven Seitel Part 2/2 2,240 hours
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del CASTILLO Part 4/6 2,200 hours
Persuasion (version 4) by Jane AUSTEN read by Karen Savage 2,051 hours

Listeners location:
United States 54.3%
United Kingdom 9.6%
Mexico 6.4%
Canada 5.0%
Spain 3.2%

Listeners gender:
Fe­male 35.9%
Male 64.1%

Listeners age:
13–17 years 0.6%
18–24 years 6.4%
25–34 years 11.3%
35–44 years 16.7%
45–54 years 20.6%
55–64 years 23.7%
65+ years 20.7%

Total number of subscribers: 74,668

Notable that it is the first time a non-English book makes the number one spot in view time.

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Post by GraceBuchanan » October 13th, 2021, 8:36 am

Thank you for putting these reports together. :clap: I find it so interesting to see, consider, and ponder the impact we're having.

The numbers also show how effective our distribution is compared with others who are attempting to make money on our publications. Every title I've looked up shows our success at attracting listeners and their near-invisibility. :thumbs:

I'm surprised to see that half of our listeners are likely U.S. males over age 45. Does anyone consider this when starting a project?

I understand now why audiobook narrators in the UK whom I've met recently don't seem to be acquainted with LibriVox.
My LibriVox publications

All Listeners: I welcome feedback

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Post by DACSoft » October 13th, 2021, 10:02 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 8:36 am
...
I'm surprised to see that half of our listeners are likely U.S. males over age 45. Does anyone consider this when starting a project?
...
I don't.

The projects I select to record (especially my solos) come from ebooks I've produced with Distributed Proofreaders (DP) and submitted to Project Gutenberg (PG). I've only one exception (so far) and that is due to my desire to record the entire 14-book teen/young adult Baseball Joe series, of which only two volumes were produced by others (also with DP) for PG.
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

In Progress:
Baseball Joe in the Big League
Next up:
Baseball Joe on the Giants; Pickett's Gap

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Post by silverquill » October 13th, 2021, 10:26 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 8:36 am


I'm surprised to see that half of our listeners are likely U.S. males over age 45. Does anyone consider this when starting a project?

I understand now why audiobook narrators in the UK whom I've met recently don't seem to be acquainted with LibriVox.
Those stats are only for the YouTube channel.
So they may not be representative of our total listening audience.

I don't know if there is a way to get stats on the many other ways that people listen to LV books

My criteria for BC projects vary. What interests me. What I think may be of general interest. Suitability for audiobook format.
~ Larry

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Post by annise » October 14th, 2021, 2:48 am

I never answer questions about my sex, my age, my anything else to people like google so they would be using my browsing habits to work out all their wonderful statistics and as I do much of my browsing for images for the covers I have noticed that I get a weird collection of ads displayed after some hunts. So really they are just guessing and I would not really believe many of the stats they give. Though based on other things, I am fairly confident that there are a number of teenage students who listen to any book that is on their reading list :D :D :D . They may hate the book but it is better than having to read it

Anne

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Post by HandmadePSK » October 19th, 2021, 9:54 am

BengtW wrote:
July 1st, 2021, 11:17 pm
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians by Fanny KELLY read by TriciaG 122,960 hours
An eternity for some animals) 🐞
Ephemeral mayflies

We often hear that mayflies, like the whiteflies of the Susquehanna River, have the shortest lifespan of any animal on Earth, just 24 hours for many species.
Total number of subscribers: 53,171
And growing of ~ 24K in 3 months? Good! 👶 👏

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Post by rredmond » October 19th, 2021, 11:47 am

Krikey that's 14 years of listening! Wow. :clap:

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