Here is a guide for you to convert an eBook into an Audiobook on Windows 11/10 PC. An audiobook is basically an audio file that contains the content of an eBook in speech form. Users those prefer listening to book than reading themselves use audiobooks. You can play existing audiobooks on PC, but what if you want to create your own audiobooks?
In this post, we are going to show you how you can convert eBooks to speech and create an audiobook on Windows 11/10. This is possible by using freeware that lets you create audiobooks. There are some free software that allow you to create audiobooks from eBooks. Here, we are going to mention some of the better audiobook creator freeware that you can use. These software mainly support TXT, DOC, DOCX, HTML, and EPUB eBook formats to convert to MP3, WAV, and other audiobooks. Also, you can use these freeware as regular text-to-speech converters to read aloud your documents. Let’s check out these software now.
Can you convert an eBook into an audiobook?
Yes, you can turn your eBooks into audiobooks as we discussed in this post. Just download and install any of the discussed software to create MP3 and WAV audiobooks from existing eBooks. These software are absolutely free to use.
What is the difference between an audiobook and an eBook?
The difference between an audiobook and an eBook is simple. Ebooks are text files that you can read on your computer, tabs, and smartphones, while the audiobook contains the narration of a book that you can listen to.
How to convert an eBook into an Audiobook in Windows 11/10
Here are the tools to create an audiobook from an eBook on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Panopreter Basic
- Audio Book Maker
Let us check out the details of the above audiobook creator software!
Balabolka is a free text-to-speech converter that lets you create audiobooks from eBooks in Windows 11/10. Using it, you can convert eBooks into different formats of audiobooks like MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, Opus, AMR, and some other audio formats. As for input, it supports a wide number of eBook and other file formats that include DOC, DOCX, PDB, PRC, PDF, RTF, DjVu, EML, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODS, ODT, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX, CHM, etc.
Before creating an audiobook, you can preview and listen to it using the Read aloud feature of this software. Speech Application Programming Interface (SAPI) versions 4 and 5 are used to perform the text to speech conversion. Furthermore, you can select a specific voice from several inbuilt voices to create an audiobook. Plus, you can also customize voice parameters like audio pitch, rate, and volume.
A handy Improve Pronunciation feature is available in its Options menu that lets you use replacement rules and dictionary files to improve the pronunciation of inbuilt voices. Plus, you can set up an audio output device, spell checker, reader settings, and more configurations to customize the output. In its Text menu, you can get some nice text editing features like format text, setup foreign words and direct speech, find homographs, insert audio clips, insert XML tags, etc. To view images from an imported eBook, use its File > Images option.
Some additional features like Batch File Converter, Extract Text from Files, File Splitter, Compare Two Files, Subtitle Converter, Download Subtitles, Translate, Spritz Reader, and more are provided in it that may come in handy to you.
How to convert an eBook to an audiobook using Balabolka in Windows 11/10:
Here are the main steps to create audiobooks from eBooks using Balabolka:
- Go to the File menu and click the Open option to import the source eBook in any supported format.
- Now, if you want, you can edit the text from its reader section.
- Next, you can set up output configurations to get desired output, like rate, pitch, volume, voice, audio metadata, etc.
- After that, you can listen to the audiobook by clicking the Play button from its main toolbar.
- If all is good, click the File > Save Audio File option to export the audiobook in a selected audio file format.
Balabolka is one of the best free audiobook creator software that lets you make a customize audiobook from an existing eBook.
2] Panopreter Basic
Panopreter Basic is a nice audiobook creator for Windows 11/10. It lets you convert HTML, TXT, RTF, DOC, and MHT eBook and document files to audiobooks. It can create output audiobooks in WAV audio format only. The good part of this software is that it lets you import multiple eBooks and then convert them to audiobooks one by one.
To create an audiobook through it, simply enable the Input and Speak or Read Batch Files button and then open your eBook file. The text content will show up in a dedicated section from where you can manually edit the content. Next, select the document language and then choose a voice. Furthermore, you can set up the voice parameters including volume and speed as per your requirement. Press the Speak button to listen to your audiobook before exporting. Now, if you want to save the audiobook with current voice parameters, click the Save as Audio option, provide output filename for the WAV audiobook, hit the Save button. Your audiobook will be saved at the given location.
If you want to create an audiobook through this software, you can download it from panopreter.com.
eSpeak is a simple audiobook creator software for Windows 11/10. You can import your eBook in TXT or XML format and convert it to a WAV audiobook. It also works like a standard text-to-speech converter that lets you type text and then convert it to speech.
To create an audiobook, you can use select a desired male or female voice from available ones. Also, it lets you customize the speech rate and volume as per your preference. You can preview the audiobook by clicking on the Speak button. If you want to make modifications to speech parameters, you can easily do that before saving the audiobook. Now, let us have a look at the steps to perform eBook to audiobook conversion.
Firstly, click its Open File button to import an eBook in TXT or XML format. The content of the eBook will appear in the dedicated section from where you can add or remove text manually. After that, customize voice, speech rate, and speech volume. Also, you can select the desired audio format from 16kHz 16 Bit Mono, 16kHz 16 Bit Stereo, 22kHz 8 Bit Mono, 22kHz 8 Bit Stereo, and so on.
When you are done customizing the above parameters, press the Speak button to preview the audiobook. Finally, click on the Save to .wav button to save the audiobook in WAV format.
SpeakComputer is a freeware that converts text to speech and also creates audiobooks. It is primarily a suite of TTS text readers. This software enables you to convert RTF and TXT eBooks to MP3 and WAV eBooks. In this software, you can find some other tools too, like TTS presentation designer, browser speaker application, and clipboard reader.
It opens up the eBook content in its reader section from where you can manually edit the content as per your requirement. You can select a male or female voice to create an audiobook. It also lets you customize the voice speed as per your preference. In its Document Format tab, you can format your eBook and check for spelling errors. Then, you can save your audiobooks.
Firstly, go to the yellow sphere icon present at the top-left corner and then click on the Open option and import an RTF or TXT eBook file.
Now, you can customize TTS parameters including voice and voice speed. Then, click on the Speak button to listen to the audiobook. At last, select the Export button from the MP3 or WAV section to convert eBook to respective audiobook format.
It is a nice and easy-to-use audiobook creator software that you can use without much hassle.
5] Audio Book Maker
Audio Book Maker is a free Windows 11/10 app to create audiobooks from eBooks. You can convert DOCX and PDF eBooks to MP3 audiobooks using it. It can even extract text from JPG and PNG images using OCR technology and then convert the extracted text to speech. It is simple and easy to use. You can even edit the text before audiobook creation. Let us see how to use this Windows 11/10 app to convert eBooks to audiobooks.
When you launch this app, you will see a Read File option on its home screen. Click on it, select document language, and then import an eBook in PDF or DOCX format. It will open up the eBook content in the dedicated section. You can also navigate from one page to another from the left panel. In the Reader section, you can manually edit the text. After that, select a voice to read the eBook and adjust the voice speed. Then, click the play button to convert text to speech.
Finally, you can press the Create Audio Book button. Now, you can select the current, custom page range, or all pages of the imported eBook to convert to an audiobook. Again, click the Create Audio Book button to generate an audiobook. The audiobook will be saved in a default location prompted after the conversion is completed. You can also find all your audiobooks from its My File section.
You can get this audiobook creator app for Windows 11/10 from Microsoft Store.
How do I convert my Kindle books to audiobooks?
You can convert Kindle books to audiobooks using Balabolka software explained earlier in this article. If you have Kindle eBooks saved in MOBI, HTML5, AZW, or AZW3 format, you can import them into Balabolka and then convert them to MP3, WAV, OGG, and other audiobooks. Follow the steps that we have mentioned above in this post.
How do I convert PDF to an audiobook?
You can convert a PDF document file to an audiobook. We have mentioned some free software that allow you to convert PDF eBooks or files to an audiobook. To name them, there are Balabolka and Audio Book Maker tools that enable you to convert an eBook saved in PDF format to an audiobook format.
How do I convert text to an audiobook?
All the mentioned software supports the conversion of text to an audiobook. You can either import a text file that is saved on your PC or you can manually type or copy and paste your text into their text reader section and then easily convert the text to an audiobook and save it in MP3 or any other supported audio format.
Hope this article helps you create an audiobook from an eBook file on your Windows 11/10 PC.