Creating an Effective Audiobook: Recording and Uploading Guide

This guide will help you record and upload your audiobook, covering all technical aspects to ensure high-quality audio and proper formatting for an enjoyable listener experience.

  1. Recording Your Audiobook

    File Preparation

    • Pause and Room Tone
      When preparing your files for upload:
      • Include a 0.5 to 1-second pause at the start of each file.
      • Include 1 to 5 seconds of room tone at the end of each file.

Audio Format

  • Use Stereo Recording: We strongly recommend recording your audiobook in stereo, instead of mono. Stereo recordings capture sound from two channels, offering a richer, more immersive listening experience. This format is supported by most audio devices and platforms, ensuring your audiobook can be enjoyed by the widest possible audience.

  • You can easily check the file channels in VLC media Player, by clicking on
    Tools -> Codec Information (Or simply using the Ctrl + J combination)

    Usually, the Opening and Closing chapters are in Mono, but worth checking the rest as well, just to be on the safe side.


Audio Quality

  • Converter Tool: If your files are not in stereo, use this free online converter tool to adjust your recordings easily. Simply upload your mono files and convert them to stereo with the recommended settings provided on the tool’s website.

  1. Uploading Your Audiobook

File Naming and Organization

  • Opening and Closing Chapters:
    • Record the opening and closing chapters separately.
    • Include the title, author(s), narrator(s), and optionally, publisher and copyright details.
    • Name them as “Opening” and “Closing” or "Opening Chapter" and "Closing Chapter".
    • Place the opening file first and the closing file last in your upload sequence.

  • Standard Chapters:
    • Each chapter should begin with the narrator reading the chapter number and/or title aloud.
    • Name the files according to the chapter content (e.g., “Chapter 1 - Here We Go”, “Chapter 2 - Story of My Life”).

  • Other Short Audio Files:
    • Name short chapters like “Preface”, and “Introduction” directly as such.
    • Ensure the narrator states these titles at the beginning of each recording to match the file name.

  • File Arrangement
      • Organizing Files:
        • After uploading, arrange the audio files in the required order:
          Opening - Chapters - Closing. 
        • You can easily modify the sequence by dragging the files within the list on our platform.

    After editing, this is how a corrected list looks like:

    We hope this guide helps you create an audiobook that not only meets professional standards but also provides a delightful listening experience for your audience.

    If you encounter any difficulties or have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out for assistance. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

    🎵 Happy recording! 🎵