How to Convert Any eBook to An Audiobook

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I consume a lot of ebooks daily, I opt for auditory consumption. My preference lies with Audiobooks over physical copies for their swiftness and reduced strain on the eyes. Crucially, Audiobooks offer versatility; I can indulge in them while multitasking—be it cooking or commuting. However, not all books are readily available in audio format. To counter this, I've devised a workaround: converting ebooks to Audiobooks using a text-to-speech tool. Here's a comprehensive guide on transforming any ebook into an Audiobook, compatible across Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS platforms.

1. How to turn ebook into an audiobook on Mac

Every Mac computers come with a built-in TTS (text to speech), which you can use to read out any text and epub book on your screen. Simply select the text > Right-click > More > Start Speaking.

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2. How to turn ebook into an audiobook on Windows

Windows do not have inbuilt TTS like MAC, so you will have to download a third-party TTS app. Natural reader is one of the best text-to-speech web application with high quality premium voices out there. It’s available for both MAC and PC, and has all the useful features you’ll ever need — like it’s compatible with any written text such as MS Word, PDF files, non-DRM epub eBooks, or webpages and convert them into natural sounding speech.

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3. How to turn ebook into an audiobook on iOS Devices

Like Mac, iOS also has the TTS built-in. But you have to enable it first. To do that, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech. Here, you’ll see two options — Speak Selection and Speak Screen. The first one will speak the highlighted text and the second one will read whatever is on the screen.

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Once enabled, select text on any app on your iOS device and then tap on speak option.

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4. How to turn ebook into an audiobook on Android Devices

Like iOS, Android also an inbuilt TTS, but it only works if the apps have this feature integrated. Like in Google Books, you can use the TTS. However, you can not select text and make it speak out like we did in iOS. But, there is a simple solution. I found a good text-to-speech app after trying a handful of them, I finally went with Voice Aloud Reader. Some of its unique features are –

• Support almost every text format, like — Open Text, PDF, DOC, RTF, HTML, EPUB ebooks.

• More natural voice compared to others TTS apps I tried.

• Listen to the spoken articles or record it as Wav file.

Note: For more recommendations, you can read this article—Best 8 Text to Speech Apps for Android.

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How to Make ebooks Compatible with the above Tools?

You may notice that not all ebooks are supported by the above tools. So we must make sure that the uploaded file is DRM free and its format is compatible with the tool. Luckily, if your books are purchased from those mainstream book stores, like Amazon/Kobo/Nook/Google Play Book, etc, and their books usually come with DRM protection, there’s one powerful eBook DRM Removal as well as eBook Converter you should know – Epubor Ultimate. If you want to know how to use this software to get rid of DRM, you can read this guide about how to decrypt Kindle/Kobo/Nook/Google Play books. If your books have no DRM, you can also use Epubor Ultimate convert book format directly for free.

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Converting ebooks to Audiobooks offers distinct advantages. The methods outlined above enable the transformation of any ebook into an Audiobook on any device or computer, expanding accessibility and convenience for readers worldwide.

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01/30/2019 23:46:50
How do you select a complete audiobook on iOS Devices.
3. How to turn ebook into an audiobook on iOS Devices
02/11/2019 16:06:25
You can only select page by page instead of the whole book at one time, then read it out with builtin TTS.
01/31/2019 00:07:28
Thanks for the information about text to speech readers, I've just tried Natural Sound Reader (the free version) it really isn't very good for conversion into English. Perhaps other readers of this article will have better suggestions
01/31/2019 00:17:00
The VoiceDream app is a far better experience for iPhone, I love it. Thanks to your wonderful software I can convert to read while driving...
02/11/2019 16:07:40
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12/8/2021 04:58:13
For a number of years I have used Calibre with the deDRM plugin to decrypt my ebooks, and then read them in FB Reader, which in Android will also read the book to me. I originally chose FB Reader because it had a much better range of display controls, although ebook reader and Kobo's reader have gotten better in this respect. For night reading, I recommend a phone or tablet with an OLED screen. I costs more, but gives a lot better contrast ratio, and if your reader supports full colour adjustment, you can totally eliminate blue light, if this is a concern to you.
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