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Post by cowguy02 » July 28th, 2019, 12:57 pm

Unprofessional Tales by Norman Douglas (d. 1952).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/unprofessional-tales-by-norman-douglas/
A collection of stories, one of which is a delusional fantasy about an enigmatic femme fatale. ( Luke Castle)
Volunteers outside the USA: Norman Douglas died in 1952. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/UnprofessionalTales/page/n7
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Unprofessional Tales. 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:
        "Unprofessional Tales, by Norman Douglas. [Section]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [Section]"
      • 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 Unprofessional Tales, by Norman Douglas. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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      128 kbps MP3
      unprofessionaltales_##_douglas_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. unprofessionaltales_01_douglas_128kb.mp3)


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Last edited by cowguy02 on July 31st, 2019, 10:18 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by cowguy02 » July 28th, 2019, 12:57 pm

DPL And MC needed.
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Post by maxgal » July 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Hello!
Once the Magic Window is alive, I'd like to claim "Elfwater" please.
Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm

maxgal wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Hello!
Once the Magic Window is alive, I'd like to claim "Elfwater" please.
Thank you!
...LJB
(Louise)
(aka "maxgal")
You devil! You beat me to it! Hahaha!

Just for that, I'd like 'The Sentence,' please.

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Post by maxgal » July 28th, 2019, 1:28 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm
maxgal wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Hello!
Once the Magic Window is alive, I'd like to claim "Elfwater" please.
Thank you!
...LJB
(Louise)
(aka "maxgal")
You devil! You beat me to it! Hahaha!

Just for that, I'd like 'The Sentence,' please.
O!
I read a few others in the collection & they did nothing for me.
But I liked "Elfwater" & so chose that.
Did you want that one in particular?
Didn't mean to swipe it.
...LJB
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2019, 1:29 pm

maxgal wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:28 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm
maxgal wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Hello!
Once the Magic Window is alive, I'd like to claim "Elfwater" please.
Thank you!
...LJB
(Louise)
(aka "maxgal")
You devil! You beat me to it! Hahaha!

Just for that, I'd like 'The Sentence,' please.
O!
I read a few others in the collection & they did nothing for me.
But I liked "Elfwater" & so chose that.
Did you want that one in particular?
Didn't mean to swipe it.
...LJB
No, please take it! I won't find time for anything but 'The Sentence' for at least two weeks. Go for it!

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Post by maxgal » July 28th, 2019, 1:31 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:29 pm
maxgal wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:28 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm


You devil! You beat me to it! Hahaha!

Just for that, I'd like 'The Sentence,' please.
O!
I read a few others in the collection & they did nothing for me.
But I liked "Elfwater" & so chose that.
Did you want that one in particular?
Didn't mean to swipe it.
...LJB
No, please take it! I won't find time for anything but 'The Sentence' for at least two weeks. Go for it!
8-)
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by TriciaG » July 28th, 2019, 2:29 pm

I can't MC this right now, but please note:

(1) You have the wrong author in your first post. All the intros are wrong as a consequence. It should be Douglas Norman, death year 1952 (so not PD-EU).

(2) Nerida will need to be divided, so I think you need (at least) 17 sections.
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Post by cowguy02 » July 28th, 2019, 2:43 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I can't MC this right now, but please note:

(1) You have the wrong author in your first post. All the intros are wrong as a consequence. It should be Douglas Norman, death year 1952 (so not PD-EU).

(2) Nerida will need to be divided, so I think you need (at least) 17 sections.
Whoopsie. Thanks for catching that
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Post by maxgal » July 28th, 2019, 4:39 pm

...and, um, it's "Unprofessional"... :wink:
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Post by annise » July 28th, 2019, 7:29 pm

as the author is wrong , the wiki link to the author is also wrong so you will need to make sure the MC knows - the database entries are based on the template you filled in, not what you change in the first post. And for group projects you really need something in the summary to attract others to help

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Post by TriciaG » July 31st, 2019, 6:42 am

I'll MC this for you if you'll redo the first post using the correct author.

I've put Norman Douglas into the author database. He wasn't in there before, which may be why you had trouble with the template. [Edit to add: Or it was because you were trying to put him in as Douglas Norman, rather than Norman Douglas.]

If you cannot edit your first post to replace the information, then post it in the thread, and I'll edit the first post with it.
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Post by cowguy02 » July 31st, 2019, 10:19 am

TriciaG wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 6:42 am
I'll MC this for you if you'll redo the first post using the correct author.

I've put Norman Douglas into the author database. He wasn't in there before, which may be why you had trouble with the template. [Edit to add: Or it was because you were trying to put him in as Douglas Norman, rather than Norman Douglas.]

If you cannot edit your first post to replace the information, then post it in the thread, and I'll edit the first post with it.
First post updated. Thank you for your help!
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Post by TriciaG » July 31st, 2019, 1:13 pm

This is set up.
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Post by maxgal » July 31st, 2019, 1:32 pm

I'd like to claim #2, "Elfwater."
Thank you...LJB
(Louise)
(aka "maxgal")
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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