For iOS only you can also see our app "ebook listener" by codingday for on the fly conversion.
Audiobook creator is an app which enables the creation of audiobooks from ebooks. It converts ebooks to audiobooks using text to speech technology. You can listen to it on the go with a music player, smart phone or on your computer. The generated audiobook is the default iTunes MPEG-4 Audio Book file (m4b), and it can be used in iTunes, or transferred to ipod. iphones or iPad. The advantage of m4b file is iTunes, iPhone or iPad will always remember the audiobook track's position you listened unlike regular mp3 or m4a files, so you can always continue listening from where you left off.
-Converts ebooks to audiobook
-epub,pdf, ibooks, html, txt e-book files supported
-Creates default itunes formats so you can listen on mobile devices
-Lots of free and paid books available on the digital publishers website, and audiobook can handle all of them
-Sandboxed, no internet connection is required
-Reads only DRM free e-book files.
Audiobooks are great while commuting or when you have no time to sit down and read.
Audiobook creator uses text to speech technology provided by Mac OS X and it supports all the languages that are supported by Mac. Make sure to go to application preferences to select your desired voice for the language. Additional voices can be downloaded in system settings.
The ebooks have to be DRM free, otherwise it will not work. Currently it only supports epub ebook file formats. It is the most popular ebook format and there are lot of digital publishers who offer books in this format for free or paid. Please see the website for more about the publishers.
Large books will require more time to convert, but audiobook can handle any large size without any problem within 5 minutes.
To download additional voices from Apple, go to System Preferences -> Speech -> Text to Speech -> System Voice -> Customize... then choose additional voices to download (click 'OK' button). Once the download has completed relaunch you can use them with the app. OS X support these languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish , Swedish, Thai, Turkish.
This software is for your own personal use only, do not distribute the generated files by any means. We cannot be held responsible and/or liable for any mistakes or omissions in the exchange of data. Each ebook have its own copyrights, trademarks or patents. Please check the ebook what your rights are before converting the book.
Audiobook creator works 100% on all OSX versions from 10.7 with 1000s of happy users.. Please try the lite version first to see if it is the right program for you, or contact me before leaving any negative review. It is not fair for those who enjoy the application.
Fix for some artwork not displaying for books
Ratings and Reviews
There are much better free options there
My bad I haven't read the reviews.
For such price, this app is rubbish.
It uses system voices which are very unnatural.
It produces only m4b files and not mp3.
Such a fantastic little app
I came across this app about a month ago as one of the few apps to convert an ePub ebook into an audiobook that my iPhone bookmarks, allowing me to carry on listening where I left off. I reached out to the developer to request it to pass the chapter markers from the eBook to the audiobook allowing me to skip chapters. The developer not only replied but has released this update.
The app works great, taking the high quality text-to-speech voices in OS X to narrate the book you simply drag and drop onto it. You can choose from any installed voice and set the read rate. This has made reading books possible whilst in the car without spending money buying the audiobook.
REMEMBER, it doesn’t support DRM protected books for obvious reasons, but for DRM free books, it’s essential.
Ideal for a visually impaired person
- like me, that is.
Thank you, developers, for this app. I’ve been struggling with reading iBooks via the Speech Service, but that system only allows me to read a single chapter at a time: no pausing, no repeating a phrase, no stopping until the whole chapter’s read! This app will allow me to enjoy books more and generally have a life not tied to the computer for an hour at a time!
Pity the first book I wish to read is DRM encrypted :-( However, the second on my list isn’t :-)
Please, everybody, tell all your visually impaired, book reading friends about Audiobook Creator.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.