Record your own audiobook for Audible, an at-home solution for self-publishers.
The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) guide to engineering audiobook recordings and tips for the narrator.
A series of videos produced by the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) on tips and techniques for audio recording and narration.
‘Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts’. By Tim Dowling at The Guardian details the personal experiences of audiobook narrators.
Perkins School for the Blind details their process of recording audiobooks for the Perkins Library.
This Village Voice article introduces Grover Gardner and other audiobook narrators.
The evolution of audiobooks from Voices, a voice actor marketplace based in London, Ontario.
Narrators Roadmap is an online resource for audiobook narrators that includes a casting directory of publishers and production companies, a knowledge base that includes a robust list of materials including downloadable training, podcasts, pronunciation guides, video courses, workshops, and a best practice guide to audiobook production workflow.
Here are some audiobook and e-book text-to-speech sample clips from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Audible has an extensive library of audiobooks including nonfiction best sellers, popular fiction, new releases, and literary classics. Audible also produces original documentaries, podcasts, and audio dramas and is a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks.
The Rookie Year is co-written and performed by hockey player Sidney Crosby.
Listen to an audiobook sample of the book Follow the Drinking Gourd, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and accompanied by music by Taj Mahal. Based on the traditional American folk song, this tale recounts the adventures of a family’s escape from enslavement via the Underground Railroad (Audible, 2017).
W3C recommendations for accessible audiobooks including W3C technical specification for audiobook files including HTML code samples for a table of contents in an audiobook.
Accessible Publishing Knowledge Base: Audio is starting point for developers who seek to ensure their audiobooks are up to the latest standards in accessibility.
An article from Book Riot about how audiobooks make reading more accessible.
What is DAISY format? includes a tutorial on how to download a DAISY book and burn a CD.
This BookNet Canada podcast episode is about audiobooks and audio-first publishing ideas.
The evolution of audiobooks and media players timeline from 1877 to the present.
Penguin Random House curates audiobooks for different listeners including books for crafting, business, and cooking.
Toronto Public Library recommends some accessible audio graphic novels includingMs. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, Archie, volume 1: Archie Comics Series, Book 1, and The adventures of barry and joe: Obama and Biden's Bromantic Battle for the Soul of America.
Since 2004, GraphicAudio®, A Movie in Your Mind® has published over 1,250 titles and more than 120 different series in a wide variety of popular action and adventure genres. Audiobooks are produced in the unique and vivid GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® audiobook entertainment format, which features full cast dramatizations richly scored with cinematic music and layered with immersive sound effects and design.
Learning Ally volunteers record image descriptions, visual nuances, and narration for graphic novels. Here is an example, El Deafo..
The Guardian interview with Unseen creator Chad Allen.