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MannerMauler
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Post by MannerMauler » April 13th, 2016, 11:00 am

Hello!

I've got a question, on the app, there is a category for paid books.

If all LibriVox are Open Source and free, why do you have to pay for these books? I've looked in the FAQ and I can't find anything about it.

:| :hmm: :?

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » April 13th, 2016, 11:03 am

If you download them from the Librivox website at www.librivox.org, they're all free. The app isn't made by Librivox, but by somebody else, who charges for some books. You can always just come to the Librivox site and download them for free.

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Post by MannerMauler » April 13th, 2016, 11:48 am

AdeledePignerolles wrote:If you download them from the Librivox website at http://www.librivox.org, they're all free. The app isn't made by Librivox, but by somebody else, who charges for some books. You can always just come to the Librivox site and download them for free.
Okay, thanks! So far, the books I've seen that require payment are pretty recent, (such as books like 'A hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' and 'Mockingjay') so that had me a bit confused too. (AKA books like 'A hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' and 'Mockingjay')

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » April 13th, 2016, 11:56 am

Well, LV only does books that are in the public domain, so recent books are probably from another website that requires payment. The app is just a place that brings them all together. :)

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Post by dlolso21 » April 13th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Some of the apps that use Librivox in the name started out basically just offering books from Librivox.

Then app developers realized they could make more money by offering more recent titles from other sources so they changed their selections, but kept the same name for the app.

Librivox does not have an official app.

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Post by kayray » April 13th, 2016, 9:20 pm

dlolso21 wrote:Librivox does not have an official app.
We need that in blinking bold rainbow-coloured text somewhere :) :) :)

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Post by icequeen » April 14th, 2016, 8:35 am

Or maybe in really large print on our homepage...at the top!
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Post by Elizabby » April 15th, 2016, 6:28 pm

Unless, of course, someone DID want to design an official LV app! I know less than nothing about apps, so I have no idea how difficult or easy this would be - but it would (apparently) have some appeal, as we seem to get quite a few questions from people about the LV app...

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Post by TriciaG » April 15th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Someone could design one, but we as a LV entity wouldn't support it (in the technical sense of the term). It's beyond our prime directive. An individual can take it on, but how is it then official?

In other words, if someone makes an Official LibriVox App, and LV doesn't take responsibility for its quality, tech issues, etc., is it still an Official LV App? :hmm:

I DO wish the developer of the so-called LV app would change its name. It's very confusing.
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Post by annise » April 15th, 2016, 7:09 pm

THe guy who designed the LV app is a member, and he was encouraged by us all to make the app as another distribution outlet.
And it works well as one as far as I can tell. I only make phone calls on my mobile phone :D
So we have an app - at no cost to us other than to point people in the right direction . Pretty neat I think

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