August, 2009

SXSW Panel: When Every Book Is Connected

Posted on August 19, 2009 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News | Comments: Comments Off on SXSW Panel: When Every Book Is Connected

My colleague, co-founder, and the chief architect and getter-doner at Book Oven, Stephanie Troeth has proposed a moderated panel at SXSW this year called:

Beyond Publishing: When Every Book is Connected to Everyone

We have an all-star line-up who have agreed to join us (if SXSW agrees to give us some space to talk):

The description of the panel is as follows:

What happens when every book is online, linkable, and connected to every writer and every reader? What happens when the book is liberated from being words on paper, unbound from a format that’s two thousand years old? What happens to how we read and how we write?

For more info, or to comment on or vote for the panel (please do!), see here.


BookList’s Audiobooker on LibriVox

Posted on August 12, 2009 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News, on the web | Comments: 12 Comments on BookList’s Audiobooker on LibriVox

There is an interview up over at BookList’s Audiobooker Blog, with Mary Burkey:

The home of 2,557 audiobooks in 26 languages – all FREE. Hugh McGuire launched the volunteer-effort audiobook publishing model LibriVox on August 10th, 2005. Hugh is this week’s Inside the Audiobook Studio guest, ready to share the background on this amazing project. Want more information on LibriVox? Subscribe to the Community Podcast here. Have you always wanted to be an audiobook narrator – or perhaps want to challenge students to develop their oral performance skills? Are you an aspiring audio editor and need some practice? Try your talents by becoming a LibriVox volunteer! Want to learn how to slow down the LibriVox audiobooks? Searching for a list of recommended best FREE LibriVox titles? You’ll find answers to all things LibriVox on the LibriVox Wiki. [more…]


LibriVox’s Fourth Anniversary (and Community Podcast #106)

Posted on August 10, 2009 by | Posted in about LibriVox, For Volunteers, Librivox Community Podcast, News | Comments: 4 Comments on LibriVox’s Fourth Anniversary (and Community Podcast #106)

It’s our Fourth Anniversary! LibriVox started with an optimistic blog post on 10th August, 2005 … and then grew and grew and …We now have a catalog of 2,557 books in 26 languages. And our catalog is growing every day.

You too can volunteer! Or perhaps just pop in to say hi on the forum.

And you can join the celebration by Listening to the LibriVox Community Podcast #106 hosted by Esther.


Duration: 49:40

Intro by Esther with thoughts from Lars Rolander and a poetry collage by David Lawrence.

A few thoughts from Original Member Kara Shallenberg and Founder Hugh McGuire.

A special presentation by Neeru and Eli!

More thoughts from Ryan, Julie and Joy!

Another of Ruthie’s infamous arrangements…

Cori closes us off with one of her famous disclaimers.

To Subscribe to the Librivox Community Podcast, go to:

Or hit this itunes link to get you to the subscribe page:

Recent past and present Librivox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot on:

Archived shows for previous years can be found at:
2006, 2007 and 2008.

Archived shownotes for the Librivox Community Podcast can be found at:

And the rss feed for those shownotes is:

Community Podcasts have been downloaded 11,238 times so far this year!


Do you enjoy listening to books?

Posted on August 2, 2009 by | Posted in Blog, News, on the web | Comments: Comments Off on Do you enjoy listening to books?

A young guy named Todd sings the praises of LibriVox on Youtube (FYI the cut-off for public domain in the US is 1923, though it’s a bit more complicated than that):


Browse the catalog