Covermakers Chat Thread

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Post by annise » April 18th, 2020, 8:51 pm

Welcome
Have you seen the first post in the actual covermakers working thread?
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28785
Have a look at that and come back here with any questions you have then- it also sort of helps if we know what you know to start with - otherwise our answers can be fairly irrelevant to your needs.

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Post by Basquetteur » April 20th, 2020, 9:40 am

Welcome Apeirxn!

In addition to what Anne has mentioned of the initial messages of the thread, there is also the librivox wiki, for example this tutorial on making covers:

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Tutorial_on_making_Covers

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Post by LCaulkins » April 20th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Apeirxn wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Hi, I am new here and I just found this chat thread. I am 19 and love making art and I'd love to contribute around here you can check out my art pieces on https://www.instagram.com/apeirxn/
It would be great if someone could guide me through this all, I've lurked around the forums quite a bit but I am still very intimidated and lost. Hope you are all safe and happy.
It is really nice to be here.
ooo, Apeirxn, your art style would be perfect for my dramatic read project, The Bat. (Particularly the pieces with the horizontal line shading.)
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Post by annise » April 20th, 2020, 3:44 pm

Just a reminder, we don't audition for anything at LibriVox - that includes covers. Book coordinators make their own or they accept what they get :D
It sounds hard but it does work :D

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Post by TriciaG » April 22nd, 2020, 6:43 am

Anybody have an idea what is the font on the title here? https://librivox.org/institutio-oratoria-volume-1-by-marcus-fabius-quintilianus/

I'm trying to copy it for volume 2 - or at least come close. I've never had success with those online "Match your font" tools.
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Post by Availle » April 22nd, 2020, 6:58 am

I have a free font called "Castellar" that looks quite similar. Maybe that's the one?
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Post by annise » April 22nd, 2020, 7:00 am

does the maker know - she stills makes covers for the Hebrew projects.

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Post by TriciaG » April 22nd, 2020, 7:02 am

Definitely similar. Looking at the cover more, I think the rest of the text is in the same font. Castellar is only upper case, correct? (But it'll do, and I can fudge the rest if I can't find one with lower case letters.)
does the maker know - she stills makes covers for the Hebrew projects.
Ooo, I'll ask her! (And I'll see if she wants to do volume 2 cover.)
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Post by Availle » April 22nd, 2020, 7:03 am

No, Castellar is upper and lower case afaik. But probably best to tap the original cover maker for info. :wink:
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Post by MaxReichlich » April 24th, 2020, 11:58 am

Hi everyone!

I have a question regarding modern pictures used for LV covers and I hope this is the right thread for it. :)

The following Wiki page section lists Pixabay.com as a good source: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/CD_Covers#PD_Picture_Sources
And the site offers great material! But they say it is under the "Pixabay License" (the wiki page says CC0 - has it changed?), which has some minor conditions which apply. It says:
The Pixabay License does not allow:
  • Sale or distribution of Content as digital Content or as digital wallpapers (such as on stock media websites);
  • Sale or distribution of Content e.g. as a posters, digital prints, music files or physical products, without adding any additional elements or otherwise adding value
  • Depiction of identifiable persons in an offensive, pornographic, obscene, immoral, defamatory or libelous way; or
  • Any suggestion that there is an endorsement of products and services by depicted persons, brands, vocalists and organisations, unless permission was granted.
So is this enough to make the site unusable for a PD creation? It's really the first two items that I'm unsure about.

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Yes, it's OK. We modify them (add the project title, etc.) and aren't distributing the actual, unmodified image.
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Post by MaxReichlich » April 24th, 2020, 12:20 pm

Ok, great. :thumbs: Thanks!

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Post by annise » April 24th, 2020, 3:20 pm

If you use Pixabay please be careful not to use anything that has an identifiable person or a trademarked object, the person who adds the photo can not give away the rights of anything they photograph even if they say they can. And there are so many images available to use or of course you can make your own.

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Post by RSlabaugh » April 25th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Another question... If the picture you use is out of the book and there is no illustrator listed, who/what do you put in for picture credit?
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Post by Availle » April 25th, 2020, 9:36 pm

"cover designed by... with an image from the book" - assuming it's the same book you read the text from.
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