Types of Audiobooks:
Human narrated (HN)
produced with voice actors reading the books
more dynamic listening experience
multiple voice patterns
different male/female voices
greater inflection & emotion to connect you to the read.
More expensive production cost = higher list price
Takes months to produce
Auto narrated (AN)
produced with Google Technology with artificial intelligence reading the books
only 1-3 days to produce
less expensive production = lower list price
backlist and underperforming book titles will be able to be added on audio due to lower production costs and times.
while AI voice technology has improved, it still misses some of the emotion and inflection that can only be produced with human narrators
Audible Audiobooks (HN)
Google Audiobooks (AN)
Kobo Audiobooks (AN & HN)
iTunes/iBooks Audiobooks (HN)
Audiobook links for iTunes will be added soon.
Amazon Audiobooks (HN)
Audiobook links for Amazon will be added soon (see Audible links above).
Other Audiobook distributors to be added soon.