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Ignoramus
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Post by Ignoramus » December 12th, 2018, 3:29 am

Hi guys!

I found out that a company called Oregan Publishing is selling almost all the LV recordings at Audible/Amazon... Most often they change the reader's name (here, for example, they put a false name, "Claire Walsh", instead of Elizabeth Klett).

This is absolutely outrageous!

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Post by tovarisch » December 12th, 2018, 6:18 am

Let's beat that dead horse a bit more!

(for records of previous beatings see viewtopic.php?f=24&t=70888 and other threads you can find with 'youtube' and 'audible' in them)
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Post by TriciaG » December 12th, 2018, 7:13 am

As Tovarisch so indelicately indicated, this has come up before.

We release our recordings into the public domain. That means that we release all rights to them. What this entity is doing is stinky, but not illegal.

LibriVox as an entity won't waste time and resources to defend against someone using its recordings, even in this way. Individual readers are welcome to pursue it on their own, but even if a miracle happens and Audible takes down this publisher, another one will crop up.
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Post by Peter Why » December 12th, 2018, 9:19 am

But it certainly leaves a bad taste when "publishers" like this are prepared to lie (about reader names) to get their hands on some money.

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Post by tovarisch » December 12th, 2018, 9:27 am

Prepared to lie for money... :hmm: That's very unusual, yes?
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Post by Peter Why » December 12th, 2018, 1:21 pm

The fact that it's a popular occupation doesn't make it acceptable!
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Post by JayKitty76 » December 12th, 2018, 2:08 pm

I've posted a side comment on a review in the page on Amazon that Ignoramus linked to, saying that LV has this book for free in their catalog and gave a link. And that third parties have posted that there on Amazon, but LV actually made the audiobook. I couldn't post an official review because of the terms and policies of Amazon: you must have spent $50 or more using a valid debit/credit card in the past 12 months in order to leave a review.
If anyone qualifies for this policy, please leave a review on the site explaining what happened and that LV made the audiobook and third parties sold it there on Amazon.
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Post by m8b1 » December 12th, 2018, 2:28 pm

They are using the same "name" for different narrators, which is a bit comical.

Also, at only 94 cents per audiobook, at least this publisher probably isn't making a fortune, unless they are doing a large volume.

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Post by annise » December 12th, 2018, 2:55 pm

You can get it for free as part of your "month's free trial". I wonder whether that would count as "false advertising " here, maybe I will think some more about that after Christmas, Amazon are pushing into the Australian market at the moment.

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Post by Ignoramus » December 13th, 2018, 2:43 am

m8b1 wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Also, at only 94 cents per audiobook, at least this publisher probably isn't making a fortune.
A bestseller like this one can easily yield a profit of $5K/month, even at 90 cents per unit. And, as far as I can see, they have several bestsellers... (to be more precise, several LV bestsellers... :evil: )

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Post by iBeScotty » December 19th, 2018, 8:54 am

I am now David Walsh, lol. Hope they enjoy the max buck two eighty from my recording :lol:
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