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
DO NOT purchase
This app is a waste of money! First, you can only play it on iTunes. If you can actually find the file once you have transferred to your library. Second, the voices are of such poor quality- I thought for a $20 text-to-speech app I would be getting some amazing natural speech. NOPE! I am trying to get my money back from Apple. I have purchased about 5 TTS apps because I use them for studying and reading school material while I commute (none of which cost more than $5) and they all work better, have more options, and sound better than this piece-of-crap app.
I never write reviews- and I get dud apps every now and then, but whatever, I’m only out a couple bucks. But THIS APP cost me $20 for basically garbage. The developers must be laughing all the way to the bank!
It could use some more work. The first book I tryed caused the program to crash. No biggy I just processed the book in chapter batches. It would have been nice to have an unselect all button since 50 chapters were selected by default and required me to uncheck each one. An alternative method would be to do some size calculations before the audio convetions so the program can create audio files in batches for you and add something like (ch1-ch10),(ch11-ch21) to the .m4b file names.
It works most of the time
Its worth the money to buy, although it’s far from fool proof at what it does.
pro: chapterizing feature
con: closes often without cause.
newest update is amazing, the app went through three books that it used to close on in minutes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.