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Post by annise » March 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm

I never do list the sections , I don't think it is necessay.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 25th, 2019, 7:12 pm

annise wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm
I never do list the sections , I don't think it is necessay.

Anne
Ok thanks, I’ll just skip it then!
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Post by annise » March 25th, 2019, 8:06 pm

If you want to just list the readers, the archive page for the project often but not always lists the readers and you can just copy and past it into the read by on the cover like on this page https://archive.org/details/voice_of_the_void_1903.poem_librivox

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 25th, 2019, 8:41 pm

annise wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 8:06 pm
If you want to just list the readers, the archive page for the project often but not always lists the readers and you can just copy and past it into the read by on the cover like on this page
Good to know, thanks. Maybe I’ll do that! Thank you :D
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Post by annise » March 25th, 2019, 9:00 pm

works better if I actually post the link :D

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 25th, 2019, 9:05 pm

annise wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 9:00 pm
works better if I actually post the link :D
Ha ha thanks. I just thought you had accidentally included that and just read the first part :lol:
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Post by annise » March 29th, 2019, 5:34 am

I thought some of you may find this link interesting - I did

http://www.kahnscorner.com/2013/07/judging-more-books-by-their-covers.html

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Post by moniaqua » March 29th, 2019, 6:09 am

annise wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 5:34 am
I thought some of you may find this link interesting
Wonderful, thank you. And the fun goes on - just type in the publisher's name on image search :lol: Guess I have to review my approach of making covers. :hmm:
Well, at least they seemed to have learned that Black Beauty is a horse...

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Post by Availle » March 29th, 2019, 6:14 am

:lol: Hilarious! Loved the "Sea Lion" one!

But, to be fair:
At least they don't go down the "booktitle BY author" road. That's a huge no-go, and they avoided it!
(Probably the reason why they ended up in the ditch of the weird covers is that they swerved at the "BY" pothole and never recovered from that one... :lol: )
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Post by TriciaG » March 29th, 2019, 6:24 am

Did you see the other blog post linked in the first bit of that one? Some more gems: http://www.kahnscorner.com/2013/03/judging-books-by-their-covers.html
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Post by moniaqua » March 29th, 2019, 6:24 am

Availle wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 6:14 am
At least they don't go down the "booktitle BY author" road. That's a huge no-go, and they avoided it!
oupsi :oops:
That one you can survive, really :wink: But I'll consider to avoid it on future covers. Have seen it too often, in different places (and no, I really do like good books!).

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Post by Basquetteur » March 29th, 2019, 3:36 pm

annise wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 5:34 am
I thought some of you may find this link interesting - I did

http://www.kahnscorner.com/2013/07/judging-more-books-by-their-covers.html
wonderful!

inspiring?

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Post by annise » March 29th, 2019, 3:55 pm

Basquetteur wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 3:36 pm

inspiring?
I hope not :D

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Post by leanneyauyau » April 1st, 2019, 3:43 am

Just sharing a tip that I shared with msfry on the main Covers thread on how to add time in Excel so you can quickly calculate the total running time of an audiobook:

It's very simple
1. Copy and paste the table into Excel.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the 'Time' Column until you reach an empty cell, and type in "=SUM(", then immediately after that highlight all of the columns containing the numbers you wish to add up.
3. After all of them have been highlighted, the cell should list all of the cells you highlighted. For example, if the 'Time' column was column E, it would be "=SUM(E2:E38". Close the parentheses so it says "=SUM(E2:E38)".
4. Press enter! And the sum will come up!

Excel is clever enough to register the colons between the numbers as indicating time, so it will round up every 60 rather than 100!
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Post by TriciaG » April 1st, 2019, 5:52 am

Does it start the odometer over at 24 hours? LibreOffice doesn't know to keep the extra day when a project is, say, 25 hours.
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