We get a fair amount of Chesterton-related advertisements sent to the email of this blog, and I usually ignore them, but yesterday I received an email which seems like a very worthy and reasonable request for funding. And pledges are paid through a reputable website, so it's not a scam.
I'll let the chap speak for himself:
What would a copy of an audiobook version of G. K. Chesterton's book
The Everlasting Man be worth? What would it be worth to make it
available to every member of the Irish Chesterton Society? Or what
would it be worth to make it freely available to everyone in Ireland,
via the internet?
I'm currently trying to raise funds to make an audiobook version of The
Everlasting Man. But since the work to produce the audiobook is a
one-off event, I won't insist on using copyright to continue being paid
for the audiobook after I've produced it; I'll release it under a free
culture Creative Commons licence, so that people can freely share it
with each other.
If you, or anyone you know, wishes to contribute financially to this
project, this is the place to do it: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1551
Pledges are denominated in New Zealand dollars, but anyone with internet
access and a major credit card should be able to make a pledge. The
deadline for pledges is late on the 17th of November (Irish time); if
the target of 1000 New Zealand dollars hasn't been reached by then,
pledgers won't pay anything, and the project won't go ahead.
My name is Tim Makarios. I've already recorded an audiobook voluntarily
for LibriVox, but I don't think I can afford the energy to continue
recording books voluntarily, which is why I'm trying to raise funds for
this next book. If you want a sample of my reading voice, you can
freely download and listen to my previous book at: