Easy to produce with a preexisting EPUB file
Wholesale price determined by publisher (*pricing limits apply)
Available solely on Apple Books with optional distribution to libraries
Publisher retains audiobook rights and there are no restrictions on producing and distributing other versions of the audiobook
Apple Books digital voices are created and optimized for specific genres. They are currently accepting submissions for romance and fiction titles. Hear samples of voices available for these genres below.
The nonfiction and self-development narration program is also kicking off. You can work with us to get updates on the timing of when these genres will be available. Listen to samples of our nonfiction and self-development voices below.
Apple Books plans to add voices for additional genres in the future.
Production Process Ensures High Quality Listener Experience
Apple Books has long been on the forefront of innovative speech technology, and has now adapted it for long-form reading, working alongside publishers, authors, and narrators. With the launch of the digital narration program, Apple Books has already created hundreds of digitally narrated audiobooks, across fiction, romance, nonfiction, and self-development genres.
Apple Books remains committed to celebrating and showcasing the magic of human narration. Digitally narrated titles are a valuable component to professionally narrated audiobooks, and will help close the catalog gap between ebooks and audiobooks for listeners everywhere.