Obvious Adams: The story of a Successful Business Man by Robert R. Updegraff - philc

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Post by Sebbastion » January 14th, 2020, 8:22 am

Obvious Adams by ROBERT UPDEGRAFF (1889 - 1977). Translated by SEBBASTION LIEBOW ( - 0)

Volunteers outside the USA: ROBERT UPDEGRAFF died in 1977. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years). <p>
(Live vicariously and learn, through the story of, Oliver B. Adams, as he decides what he wants and then does it, becoming a Successful Business Man and Obvious Adams. ( Sebbastion))
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/obviousadamsstor00upderich/page/n3
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: 9UsmC2ol
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (ROBERT UPDEGRAFF) : n/a
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have:
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1916
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? SEBBASTION LIEBOW Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: SEBBASTION LIEBOW
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    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: self help, business, personal development, communication, marketing

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Obvious Adams. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Obvious Adams, by ROBERT UPDEGRAFF. Translated by SEBBASTION LIEBOW ( - 0) [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Obvious Adams by ROBERT UPDEGRAFF. Translated by SEBBASTION LIEBOW ( - 0) This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Obvious Adams, by ROBERT UPDEGRAFF. Translated by SEBBASTION LIEBOW ( - 0)"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename obviousadams_##_updegraff_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. obviousadams_01_updegraff_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: ROBERT UPDEGRAFF
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Obvious Adams


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: yy - yyyyy
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post by philchenevert » January 14th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Hello Sebbastion. I will set this up for you. Do you have any questions to start?
EDIT: since you did not specify the number of sections I will start out with 5 and we can adjust later. Remember, don't start recording until your 1 minute test is approved. This is so you know that your technical specs match what we use here.

EDIT: Are you the translator of this book? The source does not mention a translator.
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Post by Sebbastion » January 15th, 2020, 12:11 pm

No Translator. Book is already in english

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Post by philchenevert » January 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Sebbastion wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 12:11 pm
No Translator. Book is already in english
I thought as much but you put yourself as translator in by mistake and I felt I had to check. No problem, I'll just fix it.

1) Next, how is your 1 minute test going? Let me know when you get the OK and we can start with the duties of a Book Coordinator (BC) which is what you are for this project as a soloist. You are responsible for the Magic Window.

2) How many sections do you think this book will have?

3) You will need a Proof Listener (PL) who will listen to each section to check for problems, mistakes and things like that. I have put a tilde ~ in front of the title to notify people that you need one.
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Post by Sebbastion » January 15th, 2020, 6:44 pm

Okay. Thanks

1) How is your 1 minute test going?
Slow-ish, I have submitted amended version to first test, now await response.
I don't understand how librivox system works, where to go for what yet.

2) How many sections do you think this book will have?
5 sections is a good estimate. This is not a very long book 50-70 pages.

3) You will need a Proof Listener (PL) who will listen to each section to check for problems, mistakes and things like that. I have put a tilde ~ in front of the title to notify people that you need one.
Okay

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Post by philchenevert » January 15th, 2020, 6:52 pm

Sebbastion wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Okay. Thanks

1) How is your 1 minute test going?
Slow-ish, I have submitted amended version to first test, now await response.
I don't understand how librivox system works, where to go for what yet.

2) How many sections do you think this book will have?
5 sections is a good estimate. This is not a very long book 50-70 pages.

3) You will need a Proof Listener (PL) who will listen to each section to check for problems, mistakes and things like that. I have put a tilde ~ in front of the title to notify people that you need one.
Okay
You jumped right into the deep end here by wanting to do a solo without doing anything else so it will be confusing to you. Just be patient and read the wiki and ask questions.
1) when submitting a second 1 minute test to correct problems, you must post the link to the new file. It is always best to call it something differient like test2 or like that. If you don't post the link in the thread we can't listen to your new file.

2) here is a little video about our forums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxpcbnEjoQ&feature=youtu.be it may help a bit.

3) 20 minutes to 40 minutes is a good length for sections. I suspect 3 sections will be enough but you will determine that.

4) here is another video abouot doing your first solo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9H99OSKKA4&feature=youtu.be it may help too but let me know. Be patient, you are trying to learn a lot of things that most people gradually work up to.
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Post by LynnJM » January 17th, 2020, 7:13 am

Hello, I'd be happy to be DPL if you need one. Thank you!

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Post by philchenevert » January 17th, 2020, 8:11 am

LynnJM wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:13 am
Hello, I'd be happy to be DPL if you need one. Thank you!
Thank you for offering Lynn. I will accept in place of the Book Coordinator since he is very new and probably does not know yet that properly he should be the one to do this. This is standard proof listening so it should be easy. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. :D
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Post by LynnJM » January 17th, 2020, 12:00 pm

philchenevert wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 8:11 am
LynnJM wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:13 am
Hello, I'd be happy to be DPL if you need one. Thank you!
Thank you for offering Lynn. I will accept in place of the Book Coordinator since he is very new and probably does not know yet that properly he should be the one to do this. This is standard proof listening so it should be easy. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. :D
Great! I'll keep an eye on progress. :D

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Post by philchenevert » January 18th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Moving this to Going Solo.
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