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How to Create Audio Books With


Overview of Creating Audiobooks with MovableType…

In this video, I’ll walk you through the important details before you start generating new audiobooks. I’ll explain how they currently work for internal projects and how you can format your document correctly for audiobook generation. It’s essential to understand the process. Check out the video for all the details!

Step by Step Process

  1. Document Formatting
    • Ensure that the document is properly formatted for audiobook generation.
    • Use the following formatting for key elements:
      • Title: h1
      • Subtitle: h2
      • Preface: h2
      • Chapters: h1
    • Verify the formatting by checking the document outline on the left panel.
    • Make necessary changes to ensure the correct formatting.
  2. Creating the Audiobook
    • Go to the “Audio Books” tab in the platform.
    • Click on “Create New Audiobook”.
    • Select the relevant project for the audiobook.
    • Override the author name if necessary.
    • Choose the desired voice for the audiobook.
    • Preview the voice options if needed.
    • Generate a test audio file to check for pronunciation issues.
    • Review the test audio file for any issues.
    • Submit an issue if there are pronunciation problems.
    • Approve the audiobook for generation.
  3. Audiobook Generation
    • Wait for the platform to generate the audiobook.
    • The generation process may take between 10 to 30 minutes.
    • Monitor the progress in the platform.
    • Listen to the generated audio files for each chapter.
    • Check for errors or issues in the audio files.
    • Report any errors or issues encountered.
    • Rename files if necessary.
    • Rate the audiobook to provide feedback.
    • Download the audiobook as a zip file or individual mp3 files.

Cautionary Notes:

  • Audiobooks are currently limited to internal projects.
  • Ensure that the document is properly formatted to avoid errors in the audiobook generation.
  • Check the pronunciation of the author’s name and report any issues.
  • Be aware that audiobook generation can be cost-intensive, so ensure that the project is ready before proceeding.

Tips for Efficiency:

  • Use the document outline feature to quickly check the formatting.
  • Preview the voice options before making a selection.
  • Submit issues for pronunciation problems or other issues encountered.
  • Rename files as needed for better organization.
  • Rate the audiobook to provide valuable feedback.
  • Download the audiobook as a zip file for convenience.
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