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Post by Steven Seitel » November 12th, 2020, 6:18 pm

Easy, Ann. Easy, now, Ma'am. It's all good. Peace. I wasn’t pointing fingers at anybody. :)

For the record, I do appreciate all the work that goes into pulling a book together and making sure it's legal.

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Post by annise » November 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm

:thumbs: It's just it sometimes seems that people act like admins get their kicks knocking back projects.

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Post by TriciaG » November 13th, 2020, 2:57 pm

Availle - very creative cover on Voltaire's Letters on England! That gets away from the standard "I don't know what to do, so I'll just use the author's portrait" cover. ;)
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Post by Availle » November 13th, 2020, 4:35 pm

Thank you Tricia, although, strictly speaking, it's still the author's portrait (on which I did some reversal magic...) :lol:

That was one of those few covers where
a) I had a flash of inspiration upon seeing the title and
b) it actually worked out.

There are so many covers where I had to do something completely different than I had wanted because I couldn't find a pd image, the images I found didn't work out, or I just couldn't pull it off...
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Post by pnagami » November 15th, 2020, 9:17 pm

Thank you, TriciaG for the wonderful cover for "Social Life in England":

https://librivox.org/social-life-in-england-1750-1850-by-f-j-foakes-jackson/

Very very nice!

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Post by TriciaG » November 16th, 2020, 6:56 am

pnagami wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Thank you, TriciaG for the wonderful cover for "Social Life in England":

https://librivox.org/social-life-in-england-1750-1850-by-f-j-foakes-jackson/

Very very nice!

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You're welcome! It was fun trying to find a social picture NOT set in the 1700s (tri-cornered hats and periwigs)!
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Post by msfry » November 16th, 2020, 7:32 am

Lion24 wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Radio boys in the secret service by J. W. Duffield https://librivox.org/radio-boys-in-the-secret-service-by-j-w-duffield/

Upload https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/radioboys.zip
Love the CD label concept. Haven't seen that before!
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Post by Lion24 » November 16th, 2020, 9:35 am

msfry wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 7:32 am
Lion24 wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Radio boys in the secret service by J. W. Duffield https://librivox.org/radio-boys-in-the-secret-service-by-j-w-duffield/

Upload https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/radioboys.zip
Love the CD label concept. Haven't seen that before!
I sure had fun with it!

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Post by msfry » November 21st, 2020, 1:10 pm

Hi everybody, I don't know how many of you have heard of the new Zoom Discussion Thread, but I'm letting you know I'll be presenting a "Basics Of Covermaking" tutorial tomorrow at NOON, CST. It will cover the basics all cover makers follow, and a few of my own techniques. It will be for those who want to make covers, or for those just appreciative of or curious about the process. It would be wonderful to see you there. Here's the invitation:

Sunday, November 22, Noon EST (3:00 PM GMT)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83761392337?pwd=RkpyZ09weExnSld4bCtCVnlCNEI0QT09

Meeting ID: 837 6139 2337
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Send me a PM if you have questions or plan to attend.
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Post by annise » November 21st, 2020, 3:28 pm

It's always fun to have another place to chat, and interesting to find out how others do things.

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Post by SteveGough » December 2nd, 2020, 7:06 am

I have just completed my solo LV audiobook, The Journals of Robert Falcon Scott, Vol 1. Proof listener and co-ordinator was Davis Craig (craigdav) who has suggested I contact you with my suggestion for a cover image. It is one of the many contemporary photographs taken by members of the 1911 polar expedition, but is one which I feel best evokes both the triumph and the despair that marked Scott's ill-fated adventure. You can view it here:
https://wildbounds.com/blogs/culture-and-pioneers/captain-robert-falcon-scott

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Post by Availle » December 2nd, 2020, 7:16 am

There are 8 photos on that page - which one do you mean? The top one?

Personally, I like photo #5, but that's the wrong expedition.
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Post by msfry » December 2nd, 2020, 7:38 am

Sounds like a very interesting book. There are a bunch more pics here. The frozen ship, and the 4th one down showing the brave and confident explorer, could be stacked to capture both sides of the voyage.

https://www.acontinuouslean.com/2012/03/26/24995/
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Post by SteveGough » December 3rd, 2020, 12:49 am

I meant the top one, but of course there are many to choose from and the main expedition photographer, Ponting, was an expert at his craft so there is lots of great stuff to choose from. I suppose I like the distance between the 'heroic' figures in the top image and the sense of depth in the picture with the desolate snow, and the lone tent, between.... but of course you are the design team so I bow to your vision on this. Thanks so much Steve

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Post by Basquetteur » December 4th, 2020, 2:52 am

Hi!

I have volunteered to make the cover of Espectros by Henrik Ibsen (In original Swedish Gengangere, in English Ghosts-there is already a librivox version-). The narrator Epachuko has suggested to me to use for the cover the famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. Munch died in 1944. The reproduction I intend to use is in wikimedia commons here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edvard_Munch,_1893,_The_Scream,_oil,_tempera_and_pastel_on_cardboard,_91_x_73_cm,_National_Gallery_of_Norway.jpg

Is is stated there that
"This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1925. "

Therefore it looks that it is ok.

Can I use safely this image?

I would very much appreciate views on this

Regards

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