Promote reading and a free eBook recourse while connecting with the Library community online. Submit a recording of you reading Page One (or first 2-3 paragraphs) of a work of fiction available from Project Gutenburg to introduce a book!
Don’t have a google account? No problem. Upload your video to a cloud service of your choice (for example: DropBox, iCloud, OneDrive…). Once you upload your video share the file with us (make sure to give us download permission) and email us the share. With your submission, please provide the following information: Your name as you’d like it to appear in the video description; the title & author of the selection; and the URL for the book from Project Gutenberg. Contact us if you have any issues or questions.
Video tips and requirements:
-Book must be available from Project Gutenberg (required)
-Record your video in landscape mode (click here for example).
-Set your recording quality to its highest setting.
-Make sure your recording space is well-lit. Natural light works best.
-Wait a minimum of three seconds after pressing record before you start reading (required).
-Wait a minimum of three seconds after you finish speaking before you end the recording (required).
-State your name, the book title, and author name before reading. Example: “Hi, my name is Mary. I’m from Willow Grove, PA and today I’m reading the first page of Emma by Jane Austen.” (required)