On March 12th (online) and March 13th (printed edition), we were delighted to see our friend John Greenman figure in an article in the New York Times “Older adults start new chapters in their work lives”. It is great to see a picture of him with his recording set-up. However, the article failed to state [...]
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Very sad news: Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg (where most LibriVox texts come from), and the inventor of the ebook died this week. Thank you for all you did, Michael. Here is his obituary.
On Saturday December 26, 2009 LibriVox cataloged its 3000th title, The Red Planet, by William John Locke: Set during WWI in England, The Red Planet is a rich tale about the life in a little English town from the point of view of Major Duncan Meredyth, a disabled veteran of the Boer Wars. As he [...]
Michael Geist has an article in the Toronto Star about book 2.0 projects. The two projects cited are Evan Prodromou’s Wikitravel Press, and LibriVox. About LibriVox, he says: Canadians are also playing a leading role in reshaping the creation of audiobooks. Hugh McGuire, a Montreal-based writer and Web developer, established LibriVox in August 2005. The [...]
Bienvenus aux francophones! There is a Librivox article in Les Echos, French sister publication to the Financial Times. Written by Laetitia Mailhes. Nice closing para: Que les curieux aillent donc écouter le premier chapitre du ” Tour du monde en 80 jours “de Jules Verne. Le plaisir simple de se laisser conter une histoire par [...]
We’ve been selected as one of the top 100 undiscovered web sites by PC Mag! Audiobooks are ridiculously expensive: The latest “Harry Potter” title lists at $80 on CD. Librivox, however, provides pod fodder for free. The site features a collection of public-domain books read by volunteers—and anyone can volunteer. The audio quality is good [...]
Kate Russell of BBC’s Click > Webscape did a little piece on LibriVox which I gather made it onto the tube. There’s a write-up on the web also, which, among other things, says: The list of titles is not as long as I would like, but it is growing all the time and the quality [...]
The Gadget Lab blog at Wired has an article on loosening DRM with ebooks, and audiobooks. LibriVox plugged, and a mention of this interesting article about “audio books getting new respect from publishers,” to which we say: told you so.
There is an exhaustive and excellent article in Reason Magazine about LibriVox, focusing on the philosophy and the “movement” we are part of, as described by Yochai Benkler’s Wealth of Networks. The article includes comments from Jimmy Wales, and Audible.com‘s CEO, among others. Juicy bit: It’s not that they don’t care about listeners … it’s [...]
We get a small mention in this article, in the NY Times (you probably need to register). Yet another site that contributes to Gutenberg, LibriVox.org, uses volunteers to read public domain books, aloud, creating free audio books.