Annoying Introduction on EVERY chapter

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Post by DonaldMiller » August 8th, 2015, 9:07 am

Let's say a book is 66 chapter long. That means the reader seems to be expected to read the full Librivox introduction 66 times. But what's far worse is that the listener, the person for whom the audiobook is being made, has to listen to it 66 times. No other audiobook maker does this. For instance, Audible simply says, "This is Audible." at the beginning of the book.
There is a way of doing the recording where the listener has a more pleasant listening experience -- one might simply say in the chapters (sections) after the first one, "This is Librivox," or at most what MaryAnn Spiegel did on the second part of Hecuba, "This Librivox recording is in the public domain." Short and not too painful.
An alternative to the above that I favor would be to say, "This is Librivox." at the beginning and then at the end of the book, as is done in motion pictures, give the credits -- all of the pertinent information that the listener may wish to hear. Some folks walk out of the movie during the credits, some stay. I see this method as being a good one because no one is being forced to experience something they do not wish to.
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » August 8th, 2015, 9:10 am

Check out this thread. :) There is a shortened disclaimer for solo projects, which most people use. :D

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