How to Make an Audiobook with Podcastle: The Complete Guide For Beginners

Making an audiobook is a great way to get your writing out there and heard by more people. Not only that, but it can also be a lucrative endeavor. In this article, we will discuss the basics of how to make an audiobook with Podcastle, from creating your account to exporting your work. So whether you're a first-time author or an experienced narrator, read on for everything you need to know about self-publishing an audiobook!

Let us guide you through the audiobook production path.

How to Record an Audiobook with Podcastle

How to make an audiobook right from your home? Definitely with Podcastle!
There are two main ways you can create an audiobook with Podcastle. In this guide, we’re going to discuss both. Let’s start with the most common version: by recording your audiobook!

Record an Audiobook

If you want to record an audiobook yourself, then the first thing you should do is start recording audio with our audiobook creation software.To do that, follow these simple steps:

1) Sign up to Podcastle
First things first, go to Podcastle.ai and sign up. You can sign up to Podcastle with your Google, Facebook, or Apple account. No worries, creating your Podcastle account is absolutely free! You can start with the Basic plan, and later on upgrade to our Storyteller or Pro plans to discover more of Podcastle’s features.

Create an account window

2) Create New Project
Once here, choose Create > Project and you’ll be forwarded to Podcastle’s  audiobook recording studio. And here is where the magic happens!

Empty dashboard

3) Record your audio track
Now it’s time to start your audiobook recording. You don’t need much for it: to record high-quality audio you simply need to click Record Audio. You can also use the shortcut Shift+R to start recording right away! This is how your studio will look like

Recording process

4) Edit your audiobook
Podcastle has both multi-track recording and editing, so you can use our free audiobook creator for the entire audiobook creation flow. To edit your tracks first, navigate the menu and select Split or shortcut 2 ( C) for quicker access. Zoom into your desired segment and click Delete once you've selected what needs trimming. To be sure that everything is accurate, ensure default selection mode by pressing 1 after cutting the piece out. You can also use the Split feature to move the different sections of an audio track or blend them with other sounds.

Right click_Split

5) Add some music and special effects!
Ready to give your podcast a boost? Check out Podcastte's expansive library of royalty-free music tracks and sound effects! With hundreds of songs, you're sure to find just what you need. Use our audio pieces as an introduction or background music for your episodes. It only takes moments - click on the Music or SFX buttons located in the left corner of your editing dashboard to explore our resources.

SFX
Music

6) Enhance your audio
Let's now delve into what makes our podcast editing software truly special: its remarkable AI-driven features! These are the functions that will help you refine your audios and make them sound ultra-professional. Therefore, we'd like to highlight three of the most helpful ones for simplifying your post production processes:

- Magic Dust

Get rid of annoying background noise and sounds with ease by utilizing our Magic Dust feature. Just one simple click, and all extraneous audio will be gone in an instant!

- Silence Remover
Silence Remover is the perfect tool to eliminate silent intervals and elongated pauses from your audio recordings.

- Auto-leveling Feature
At last, our auto-leveling feature is here to ensure that all your audio tracks are accurately correlated to the intended loudness level.

To locate these three features, right click on the audio track you desire to utilize them with.

Tips for Recording Audiobooks

Now that you know how to make an audiobook, let’s go through some additional audio recording tips that will be useful when working on your first project!

1)  Check the volume of your audio
Make sure to check how loud your audio is. If it's too quiet, raising the volume could make a big difference.  Use a sound meter to get an accurate idea of how loud your audio is.

2) Always record in a quiet room
A quiet environment will help you record better quality audio. If you can't find a quiet room, consider using background noise cancellation tools like Pop Filter. This tool allows you to reduce any noise interference and helps you record clear audio.

3) Thoroughly plan out every chapter
Consider how you want each chapter to sound like. Think about how it should end and how it should start.  Take the time to plan out how each chapter should flow, as this will help you create a better overall audiobook. Don't forget to add transitions or intros in between chapters so that they flow better for your listeners.

4) Record multiple takes of each section
Recording multiple takes of each section can help you find the perfect take for your audiobook. It also gives you more options when editing and makes it easier to make sure everything sounds just how you want it.

5) Have someone else listen to your recordings
Having another person listen to your recordings can help catch any issues that you may have missed. It can also help boost the quality of your audiobook by getting a second opinion on how it sounds.

Making an audiobook can be a fun and rewarding experience. Just remember to take your time, plan out how you want it to sound, and make sure that every detail is perfect. With Podcastle, you can easily create an audiobook in no time!  Good luck!

Convert Your Book to Audio

Now we’ve discussed how to make an audiobook by recording it. But what if you don’t like the sound of your own recording? No worries, we have you covered ! At Podcastle, making an audiobook can be even easier with our text to speech feature that you can use to automatically convert your book into an audiobook! All you have to do create an audiobook with our AI is follow these 3 simple steps:

1) Convert Text to Speech
Once you’re logged into your dashboard, choose the Convert Text to Speech option from your editor. This will lead you to Podcastle’s Text Editor.

Convert Text to Speech_Dashboard

2) Copy and paste your text
Write down your text or paste it in our Text Editor. Choose one of our many AI voice skins and click Generate ! You can also create a dialogue between the characters by voicing different lines with different AI voice skins. And if you’re using our Storyteller or Pro packages, you can even make a digital clone of your own voice and make it read the text for you!

Tip: For faster results, go with smaller sections of text.

Text Editor_AI voice skins

3) Click Generate and enjoy
That’s it! Click Generate and you’ll get your text converter to audio automatically. You can still edit your audio tracks, or add some background music and sound effects to make it more entertaining. Once done, simply click Export and you’re good to go.

Final result

Final Thoughts

That’s it: now you know how to make an audiobook! As you can see, making an audiobook doesn't have to be a daunting task. With tools like Podcastle, it's now easier than ever to create high-quality audio books. Whether you prefer to record your own audio or use our text-to-speech feature, Podcastle allows you to create the audiobook at home easily and deliver great results! So there’s no need to worry, start planning and recording your own audiobook today! Good luck!

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