At Craveread, we keep an eye on trends in the publishing world to tell you what is happening and offer you the best options. The audiobooks again give much to talk about, so we want you to know everything about this format.
Audiobooks are increasingly popular, and publishers are becoming aware. The number of audiobooks released in 2015 (43,000) doubled with growth the number published in 2014 (20,000). The comfort of audio books is one of the main reasons why people choose them, but also, they offer many other benefits to a wide variety of readers.
The audiobook is a sound version of a book. That is, its content is read by a speaker or an automatic text-to-speech converter. Audiobooks can be found for sale on free download sites, podcast websites and online music stores.
When you buy or download audiobooks on the Internet, it is common to find them in the following formats: Mp3, WMA and AAC.
These files can be easily played on any device: computers, tablets, mobile phones, smartphones, mp3 players etc. The possibilities are many.
- What are the advantages of the audiobook?
This format has a fundamental advantage: it allows you to continue reading a book while doing any other activity. You can drive, go for a run, do household chores, lie down, and travel in the subway without the need to carry the book, simply connecting your headphones. In short, you can increase the speed of your reading and especially give you the option to read in situations where it would otherwise be impossible.The audiobooks also has some disadvantages, such as the lack of physical support.
On the other hand, for some readers, the type of narrator that tells the story is fundamental. The narrator or speaker of an audiobook can be of two types: a specialized actor or speaker or an automatic voiceover resulting from a text-to-speech conversion. The latter have been substantially improved today and have achieved great fluidity. However, a professional narrator can make an audiobook an authentic gem.
It does not have the result of a professional voice (currently around four thousand euros per book), it is simply a way to participate in this future that is to come. In addition, the audiobooks generated must be offered for free, and marketing is not possible.We are convinced that this formula will help us become familiar with this format and better understand its advantages.
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