Can I do any book on the PD?

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Post by SimileRoss » November 22nd, 2020, 11:40 am

So... I have a book that I really want to do for LibriVox, even though its already on LibriVox. Can I still do it, or do I just do one thats in the Readers Wanted forum?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 22nd, 2020, 1:38 pm

You can record any book that is in the public domain in the U.S. for LibriVox. Yes, you can do a second (third, fourth, etc) version of a book already in the LibriVox catalog. Books in the Readers Wanted forum are collaborative projects that have been launched as a group project by a someone who then becomes the Book Coordinator (BC) for the project.

However, before you start, please have a look at the NewbieGuideToRecording if you haven't already done so.

Next, even if you are experienced with recording elsewhere, please send in a short test recording to check that all the technical settings meet LibriVox requirements before recording a full chapter. 


Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in one of those group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording of an entire book would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. before starting off on your first solo project.
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Post by SimileRoss » November 23rd, 2020, 9:25 am

Thank You! I did the one minute test, but didnt know I had to send it in so I'll do so right away.
Thank you,
Simile :)

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