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MaryAnnSpiegel
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 8th, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Mermaid's Message and Other Stories by Various.

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-mermaids-message-by-various/

Volunteers outside the USA: Author death dates are noted in the MW. Somme of these stories are 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 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years). If a death date is listed, please claim only if that story is PD for you.
This is a collection of fairy tales and fables compiled in 1919. The stories contain original but old-fashioned tales which modern children and grown-ups will enjoy. ( Carolin)
  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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  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to 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.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/mermaidsmessageo00bish
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  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
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    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!
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430
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    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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  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)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Mermaid's Message and Other Stories. 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:
      Chapter [number], [story title] by [author]."

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [number]"
    • 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 The Mermaid's Message and Other Stories. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    mermaidsmessage_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mermaidsmessage_01_various_128kb.mp3)
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  9. Example ID3 V2 tags (just leave those blank!)
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    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    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
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: MaryAnnSpiegel
    • 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.
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    Please post below

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Post by thestorygirl » November 5th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Hi; :D
Could I reserve 20/25/35?

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Post by BettyB » November 6th, 2018, 7:53 am

I would like to claim 1, 34 and 41.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 6th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Great! Thanks for kicking us off Ladies.

And off to readers wanted . . .
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 12th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Thank you Betty!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 15th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Betty,

Sections 1, 34 and 41 are all very well read. The intro sounds a bit odd, with the author "various". I should have caught that before you started.

Would you mind editing your intros to match the updated language in the first post? It's all nip and tuck, no extra recording required.

Thanks.
MaryAnn


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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 17th, 2018, 11:43 am

Betty,
Section 1 is now PL OK.

Section 34 is actually chapter 41 - it's PL OK, just uploaded under the wrong name

Section 41 is the unedited version of Chapter 41.

MaryAnn

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Post by BettyB » November 17th, 2018, 12:39 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/mermaidsmessage_41_various_128kb.mp3
Sorry about that mess-up.
Other one on its way shortly

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Post by BettyB » November 17th, 2018, 2:30 pm


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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 17th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Thanks Betty. Both are now PL OK.
MaryAnn

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Post by svonb002 » November 19th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Hello. May I claim sections 27 and 38?
~ Stefan V.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 19th, 2018, 5:16 pm

Of course Stefan,
Thanks for joining our project!
MaryAnn

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Post by youngson » November 30th, 2018, 10:19 pm

:) hi. am in my free period and i want to read section number 3 to 10 if you don't mind

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