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Suitability of book?

Posted: Sun 5. Nov 2017, 23:13
by Newgatenovelist
Hello lovely Legamus members,

I'd like to ask about recording a book here. It's called Poems of Puncture, and it's by Amanda McKittrick Ros.

I recently tried to launch a project on Librivox. It was not available online, and the image of the title page does not have a year.

As far as I can work out from looking at the catalogues of British and Irish deposit libraries, the book was originally published in 1912 or possibly 1913. I believe it had a low print run and wasn't reprinted. If anyone wishes to see the title page, it's here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aKM84 ... nfV1yY8EGo

The Librivox admins said that it was probably okay but expressed concern that, if I were to record it for Librivox, that might set a precedent for other works without clear dates of publication. Recording it here was suggested as a possible solution. So, after all of that, I'd like to ask if it would be okay to record it here. If you have any questions or need a different image, please ask.

Erin

Re: Suitability of book?

Posted: Tue 7. Nov 2017, 13:27
by Cori
That sounds completely fine to me -- we work off date of death (unless there's obvious complications such as the book not having been published in the author's lifetime.) In this case, it's pretty straightforward though. :D

Re: Suitability of book?

Posted: Tue 7. Nov 2017, 22:45
by Newgatenovelist
Ah, thank you. That makes sense. I thought it would be a bit complicated, since it's a more obvious 'fit' for Librivox, but I'm glad it isn't too tricky! I'll launch it soon.

Re: Suitability of book?

Posted: Thu 14. Mar 2019, 12:04
by TerryMulhern
Newgatenovelist wrote:
Sun 5. Nov 2017, 23:13
Hello lovely Legamus members,

I'd like to ask about recording a book here. It's called Poems of Puncture, and it's by Amanda McKittrick Ros.

I recently tried to launch a project on Librivox. It was not available online, and the image of the title page does not have a year.

As far as I can work out from looking at the catalogues of British and Irish deposit libraries, the book was originally published in 1912 or possibly 1913. I believe it had a low print run and wasn't reprinted. If anyone wishes to see the title page, it's here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aKM84 ... fV1yY8EGo/view

The Librivox admins said that it was probably okay but expressed concern that, if I were to record it for Librivox, that might set a precedent for other works without clear dates of publication. Recording it here was suggested as a possible solution. So, after all of that, I'd like to ask if it would be okay to record it here. If you have any questions or need a different image, please ask.

Erin
Hi Erin,

Is your project live already? I've been searching for Poems of Puncture.

Re: Suitability of book?

Posted: Tue 19. Mar 2019, 10:37
by Newgatenovelist
Hello Terry,

Yes, the project has been completed and is ready to be listened to! You can access it at:
https://legamus.eu/blog/?p=955

If you want to hear more of McKittrick Ros, Fumes of Formation is also available:
https://legamus.eu/blog/?p=927

And on Librivox you can listen to Irene Iddesleigh:
https://librivox.org/irene-iddesleigh-b ... trick-ros/

Erin

Re: Suitability of book?

Posted: Wed 20. Mar 2019, 15:21
by Viktor
Hello Terry,

where are you based? If it's not in the US, then you can download it. But all Legamus content is not Public Domain in the United States.

Best regards,
Viktor.