If you are an author or someone who love a book but doesn’t like reading that’s why you are looking for a way to convert it into an audiobook then you are on the right page.
Here I will share the best affordable convenient method to turn any ebook into an audiobook that you can use on any device such as android, iPhone, Mac, or Windows computer.
The audiobook industry is on the boom. Alone in the USA, it generates 3.3 billion dollars in 2020. So if you are not converting your book into an audiobook you are leaving money on the table.
The traditional way of converting any book into audiobooks is hiring a voice artist. Authors are actors so they hire someone to do the job for them.
However, it can expensive. Sorry I mean very expensive. If you ever try to hire someone then you know it easily cost $20-100 for a minute of voiceover.
So you can imagine the cost of a book. Many voice artists can provide you a discount because the book is a big order for them still you will have to pay thousands of dollars.
Now, I’m not saying to hire any voice artist. There is an easy way.
The easiest method is using AI to generate voiceover. I know what you are thinking it will sound robotic.
Here is the voice sample of Micmonster which is an AI Voiceover tool.
Now imagine, you convert your ebook into an audiobook using these voices. On top of that, you can use more than one voice.
Even better, you can translate your book into another language and generate audiobook in that language using Micmonster.
This AI tool supports 48 languages. It also includes accents of popular languages such as English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Philippines, UK, USA) Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese.
You can grab the Micmonster front-end deal at $37 then the pro version that includes more features such as unlock all voices, multiple projects, music, etc at $57.
So for $94 you can transform your book into audiobook. Doesn’t it sound fair deal?
Obviously, you have to write your script. Max, it can convert 6000 characters into voiceover. Luckily there is a merge feature available that can merge up to 10 audio files into one.
There are many other tts platforms available. However, MicMonster is the best in terms of voice quality & fair price.
If you think you don’t have time for this then you can hire someone from fiverr, upwork etc.
Hire Voice Actor
I mention at the starting of the article that hiring a voice actor can be expensive. However, if you can spend money because you know that your audience is going to listen to your book then why not hire a professional voice actor.
For authors, there is one special website known as ACX where you can hire voice actors that are mainly converting books into audiobooks.
But again only consider this option if you are ready to pay handsome amount of money. Several authors will be okay with it.
If you are not then I suggest trying Micmonster. It is the best option.
Maybe the recording isn’t that hard. Off curse, you need some breaks for recording the whole book. It can even take days.
You will have your own voice except above two methods that can be used by any other author.
Just make sure you are using the proper microphone don’t record on the default one. A professional quality microphone will cost you $100.
You also need to learn the audio editing a little bit such as removing the unwanted voices from the start and end of the audio and then merge all of the audio files into one.
It will be hard the first time. However, if you are a professional writer and wrote several books over a period of time you will start enjoying it.
Use Robotic Voice
I don’t want to give this suggestion to anyone. Robotic voices will scare your audience, it will be better if you just record by yourself.
Here is the voice sample of robotic voice if you forgot that robotic scare the users.
In other words, I’m trying to say use free text to speech tools that sound robotic. There are plenty of them including your computer.
I don’t recommend this method but if you are looking for something completely free then you can go with this.
Basically, the best way to get audiobooks from books is using text-to-speech tools. However, make sure you use realistic text-to-speech software so you don’t scare your audience.
I provide only one option Micmonster instead of confusing you by providing a lot of plenty of solutions.
I hope you got value from this article, if you have any questions or queries then let me know by the comment section.