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LibriVox needs your help

Since it was founded four and a half years ago, LibriVox has run on donations of hardware and time. We have literally no money and no income. In that time we have produced well over 3,000 audio books, and placed them all into the public domain. Our book production rate is growing constantly and we can no longer trespass on the good will of a small number of kind people and organisations who have donated their resources free of cost to us.

We are therefore asking for donations to help with funding

  • hosting costs for the main LibriVox site, which is where all co-ordination happens, and all information about the project is kept. It doesn’t include the hosting of our audio files, for which we remain indebted to
  • a site redesign to improve accessibility
  • an easier-to-use catalogue for our readers
  • improvements to the management software, to help the admins do their job more smoothly.

We aim to raise $20,000 which we hope will cover our costs for the next four and a half years. Donations are being collected for us by, as we don’t have our own means of taking them. We will close the account as soon as we reach our target. If you can help, please donate something to our project, even if it is only a small amount. We, and all the people who listen to the audiobooks we produce, will be tremendously grateful. Thank you.

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  1. CattusMagnus | 26 February 2010 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Okay! I made a little donation! I love me some LibriVox!
    My husband says we have a microphone somewhere in the house. I’ll have to dig it out this weekend so I can do some recording. . . . .
    Keep us posted on the fundraising progress.

  2. icyjumbo | 26 February 2010 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Thank you, that’s wonderful. I’ll look out for you on the forums. It may be a little daunting at first, but keep at it, it’s easier than you think, and quite addictive. And fun, of course 🙂