More and more book lovers are listening to audiobooks, yet only a fraction of books are converted to audio — leaving millions of titles unheard. Many authors — especially independent authors and those associated with small publishers — aren't able to create audiobooks due to the cost and complexity of production. Apple Books digital narration makes the creation of audiobooks more accessible to all, helping you meet the growing demand by making more books available for listeners to enjoy.
Apple says its digital narration brings together advanced speech synthesis technology with important work by teams of linguists, quality control specialists, and audio engineers to produce high-quality audiobooks from an ebook file. The company's voices are optimized for each genre.
Apple is accepting submissions for fiction and romance but the nonfiction and self-development narration program is also kicking off. You can hear a sample of the voices for each genre at the link below.
If you want to listen to books already available with digital narration, search the Books app for "AI narration".
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