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Apple Books gets Digital Narration feature

Digitally narrated audiobooks are shown as “Narrated by Apple Books” in the store.

Apple Books is getting a new feature called “digital narration,” which will make it easier to create audiobooks using speech synthesis technology. Apple believes that this will be beneficial. Due to the cost and complexity of production, many authors, particularly independent authors and those associated with small publishers, are unable to create audiobooks.

As previously stated, this digital narration employs advanced speech synthesis technology and significant contributions from teams of linguists, quality control specialists, and audio engineers to produce high-quality audiobooks from an ebook file.
Apple Books narration

Apple has also created digital voices that have been optimised for specific genres. This feature has begun with fiction and romance, and the company is currently accepting ebook submissions in these genres. The nonfiction and self-development narration programme is getting started and will become more widely available in the future.

For the production and distribution of those converted audiobooks, Apple has partnered with Draft2Digital and Ingram CoreSource. The e-book that needs to be converted must be available in Apple Books; the user must own the rights to produce the audiobook; and it must be in English.

And then the user must select the voice, cover art, add a description, and set the release date. The audiobook will be published then.

Source | Via

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