Add royalty free music to give it a more professional feel and edit my recorded audio for an audio book.
The submitted audiobook must:
• be consistent in overall sound and formatting and be comprised of all mono files
• include opening and closing credits and a retail audio sample that is five minutes long I also want a 15 minute (longer version audio sample) These samples should start with narration, not opening credits or music.
Each uploaded audio file must:
• contain only one chapter/section that's shorter than 120 minutes and the section header must be read aloud
• have room tone at the head and at the tail and be free of extraneous sounds
• measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS and have -3dB peak values and a maximum -60dB noise floor
• be a 192kbps or higher MP3, Constant Bit Rate (CBR) at 44.1 kHz
Add Closing Credit to all audio files
Recommended Closing Credits:
This has been Reckless Gravity
Written by J.D. Myall With Becca Blake
Narrated by Tanesha Letia
Copyright K.R. Barbour Then the audio asking for mailing list sign ups at my website
Each uploaded file must contain only one chapter or section.
Separate the opening credit on the file so it’s a separate file than the book chapter. Both the opening credits and closing credits must be separate files.
Why? This ensures listeners can easily navigate between sections, and that skipping forwards or backwards moves them forward or back one section. Combining multiple sections in one file creates a confusing navigation experience.
Each uploaded file must be no longer than 120 minutes. Files longer than 120 minutes are not supported.
If a section will be over 120 minutes long, find a good break in the narration, and split the section into two files. If the section began with a header, such as “Chapter 2”, we recommend starting the second file with “Chapter 2 continued”.
Each uploaded file must contain the section header, if contained within the text (e.g., “Prologue”, “Chapter 1”, “Chapter 2”).
Why? By including these announcements, you’re helping the listener understand what section of the book they are listening to without having to look at their player. Be consistent - a listener may think content is missing if most headers are read, but some are not.
Each uploaded file must have between 0.5 and 1 second of room tone at the head, and between 1 and 5 seconds of room tone at the tail.
Why? Leaving this space gives listeners an audio cue that they have reached the beginning or end of a section. This space is also required to ensure titles are successfully encoded in the many formats made available to customers.
Each uploaded file must be free of extraneous sounds such as plosives, mic pops, mouse clicks, excessive mouth noise, and outtakes.
Why? Extraneous sounds can be distracting to listeners, and outtakes sound unprofessional.
Each uploaded file must measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS.
Why? Put simply, this means the files fall within a specific volume range. By keeping all files within this range, listener experience is enhanced – not too loud, and not too soft. In being consistent, listeners won’t have to constantly adjust the volume of their playback device.
Each uploaded file must have peak values no higher than -3dB.
Why? By leaving this headroom you’ll reduce the possibility of distortion, which can seriously reduce the quality of the listening experience. This headroom is also needed to ensure files are successfully encoded.
Each uploaded file must have a noise floor no higher than -60dB RMS.
Why? Noisy files make it difficult for listeners to focus on the material.
Each uploaded file must be 192kbps or higher MP3, Constant Bit Rate (CBR).
Why? Before going on sale in the Audible store, titles are encoded in a variety of formatsthat customers have the option of downloading. 192kbps (or higher), Constant Bit Rate MP3 files are required so this encoding process works without error. You may upload 256kbps or 320kbps files if you’d like, but the difference in quality heard by listeners will be negligible.
Each uploaded file must be 44.1 kHz.
Why? Before going on sale in the Audible store, titles are encoded in a variety of formatsthat listeners have the option of downloading. 44.1 kHz files are required so this process works without error.
Each uploaded file must be no larger than 170MB. Files larger than 170MB are not supported.
If a file will be over 170MB, find a good break in the narration and split the section into two files. If the section/part began with a header, such as “Chapter 2”, we recommend starting the second file with “Chapter 2 continued”. This will help ensure listeners can easily navigate from section to section.