How To Record Audio Books

Can you record audio/video on a MacBook.

I have a Mac book and i want to record a video with audio on it. Anyone have any idea how to do this?

In iMovie, change the preferences to record from the built in camera.

What is an Audio Book.

I had problems concentrating on books and I thought that if somebody was reading it to me would me more easy .Could you please tell me if this kind of type pf reading will help me concentrate more on books.How does an Audio Book work?

An audio book is a recording of a book, usually by a professional narrator. They come in two forms of narration, abridged and unabridged. Abridged means edited and shortened for recording, unabridged is the full unedited text of a book.You can download them online from lots of places in mp3 format, or you can buy them in any bookstore on tapes and cds. You can also get them free from your library or download them free from your local library website.They may help you with your concentration if it’s a story you like and a good narrator you like to listen to. Sometimes great stories are ruined for me by a terrible narrator, sometimes a great narrator makes a bad story enjoyable.If you want to increase your reading skills it may help you to have a paper copy of a book in addition to the audio book and follow along with the narrator.If you are listening to an audio book for a school project be double sure the version you’re listening to is unabridged.

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Microphone headset for recording audio books.

I’ve published two Kindle books for children, and I’d like to record audio books of them. I read a bit about proper audio book recording equipment but I have no money for anything like that.What I have is a cheap Logitech headset with microphone that cost around $20, which I use for business meetings….

You might maybe be able to get away with it if you’re in a good environemnt with no real ambient noise, but it’s is a site for audio books that are recorded by volunteers. Go there are check out their FAQs and forums for volunteers. They have a lot of good info on recommended hardware and software.

M3P Audio books… .. .

I might sound stupid but I ordered a book in the library and then realised it said it was an mp3 audio sound recording, but how exactly do you listen to the story?

Use your computer – i tunes – or wma. both windows and mac play mp3. audio mp3 generally is downloaded but if it comes in discs you can use an cd player is way easy.

How to record a Audio File on my P.C .

I would like to read a book and record it on to my P.C Hard Drive Disk. It would be 1 hour long Audio File ( MP3 )Which application should I use? Is it Windows Media Player, Windows Media Centre or any other application ?I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

You need an audio recording and editing software (e.g. Goldwave, Adobe Audition etc). None of the software you mentioned above does it, they just play and catalog them. These recording software will allow you edit out plosives, pauses, errors etc in the post-recording process. For professional quality audio you need good microphone and sound proof rooms as well. Shure SM58 or Studio-grade Condenser mics are good microphones for voice recording.

Recording books for the blind.

I would like to volunteer to record books for blind. Am in UK.How can i help? are there virtual opportunities?

The link below may be not quite what you’re after, but it’s a step in the right direction.…

How do I train to become a audio book reader/voice.

Over the summer I want to train and maybe even send a demo to some small publishing company’s. Any pointer’s/ advice?

Hi, training actor here! Voice is very important in audio books (obviously). Not only to I had a lot of training in this, but I listen/read to many audio books. The first thing I would suggest is start taking acting lessons (even though your expressions won’t count so much :P) and voice lesson, meaning singing voice lessons. A vocal coach will help you improve all aspects of your voice, not just your singing. A vocal coach will also help with dynamics of voice, expression in voice, etc. (I’m also reading a series on audio book that is AMAZING but the narrator has a HORRIBLE singing voice, so when there is a singing part…) If I were you I would study up on vocabulary that is common in the types of books you want to record so you know how to pronounce what you are saying and what it means which is very important in expression. As well as that, I would listen to things like Story Nory to This American Life. Between these two (and many other audio stories both fictional and real) you will get a huge range of types of stories and you will hear differences between amateur and professional recording. If you want practice, make sure you have at least one decent mic that you can hook up to your computer and a quiet place with good acoustics to record. I record loads of books for my friends and it is wonderful practice and it makes a great gift. I hope you become a great success & I look forward to your recordings!

how can i start recording voice books.

I want to start recording voice books and want information on how to start in this business.

I’ve been involved with audio narration of stories, poetry, and book chapters for four, going on five years now. It is for a non-profit website called>>>http://www.librivox.orgThis site is designed for people just like you who wish to get involved with audio book narration but might know where and how to start. The literature you read is in the public domain (for copyright reasons) and streamed on their website for the public. You can record as much or as little as you want, even entire books. All you have to do is create a free account, get a microphone for your P.C. and download free recording software (many use Audacity)My Librivox>>>…If you don’t have prior experience in narration, it might be an excellent idea practicing the skill on Librivox, because it really IS a skill. Your vocal inflections, tone, delivery, and pacing are very important.

How is audible able to sell audio books legally.

audible has many different books on audio- how do they do that legally?

The purchase the audio rights from the author through the author’s agent and publisher. They have to pay up front (either advance against future royalties or fees to buy those rights), plus the author is paid royalties.The reader is also paid. If it’s the author, they might pay some additional sum as recording fee, or pay a higher royalty rate. If someone other than the author reads the work for recording, they either pay royalties on each copy sold or pay fees outright.

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24 thoughts on “How To Record Audio Books

  1. I would try contacting the publisher of an audio book that you enjoyed and asking them how you become a narrator.

  2. Don’t Give Up On Books, I’m Dyslexic And Find It Very Hard To Keep Interest In The Written Word. I Found It Helps If I Know The Story, Inspector Rebus For Example. We Had The TV Show And I Found The Books That Had Been On TV And Found It Easier To Read Them Than Ones Which Hadn’t.

  3. The description here is for most audio books. There are also some childrens ones {usually Disney}, where a paperback book is also provided, for the child to read along with the tape.

  4. And audio book is usually a CD you just pop in and someone is reading you the book. You just have to be careful because many audio books are abridged so you aren’t getting 100% of the story.

  5. My mum listens to audio books, as she doesn’t have enough time to sit and read these days. She listens to them when she goes to bed, and when getting ready for work in the morning.

  6. I’ve never tried an audio book, but I would imagine I would have a hard time focusing after more than just a few minutes. I do better when I can read it for myself.

  7. wow! i are not able to feel you do not like your voice i feel its relatively typical do not know why your disliking it and typically its sound extraordinary seeing that of the mic.. so do not fear

  8. It’s a book on CD or tape. You can listen to it anywhere, but I don’t advise listening in your car, since that’s very distracting and may cause an accident. You can borrow audio tapes from your library, buy them in any book or electronics store that sells CD’s, or buy them online. I can’t see how listening to them will help you to read. Reading takes practice, just like sports or playing a musical instrument. The more you do it, the better at it you become, and the easier it is to do.

  9. Like The Other Guy Said, An Audio Book Is Just That Darl, A Book That Has Been Read And Is Either On Tape Or CD Which You Can Listen to At Your Leisure but You Can Also Follow By Reading It Yourself If You Get The Book Also?

  10. Some are recorded in full, others are abridged to make them fit – and a few of the abridged ones have been badly edited!

  11. you may want to get in touch with a blind institution , there are places you can go and read books for the blind, they can help you I am sure. . 🙂

  12. A great way to read a book (by listening) when you could not read a book. When going for a walk, cleaning the house, riding your bike, sitting in a bus or plane, or commuting – you can be “reading” a book. Seems a much better use of your time than listening to music.Most people have less concentration with audio. Perhaps you’re just reading material that isn’t fit for you, or you’re using too much energy before reading. Anyway, an audio book is basically the audio form of books. People will read out the text for you through a cassette/cd

  13. An audiobook (or talking book) is a recording of a text being read. A reading of the complete text is noted as “unabridged”, while readings of a reduced version, or abridgement of the text are labeled as “abridged”.

  14. Spoken audio has been available in schools and public libraries and to a lesser extent in music shops since the 1930s. Many spoken word albums were made prior to the age of videocassettes, DVDs, compact discs, and downloadable audio, however often of poetry and plays rather than books. It was not until the 1980s that the medium began to attract book retailers, and then book retailers started displaying audiobooks on bookshelves rather than in separate displays.

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