5 Ways to Convert An Ebook Into An Audiobook

If you’re tired of reading or don’t have the time to sit still right now, but don’t want to forget about all of those books collecting dust in your Kindle graveyard, convert them into audiobooks! This article will offer you both free and paid suggestions to turn what you've already paid for into audio content.

In order to convert any Ebook into an audiobook for free, you need to make sure you have the correct software to interpret the text. Most technology devices have the built-in ability to read the text, but they need additional support that takes care of the reading aloud of the text. This is where TTS comes into play.

What is TTS?

TTS stands for text-to-speech and is a speech synthesis application, computer-generated simulation of human speech, that converts text on a device into spoken content. It is used in computer and to allow users 

What are my options for converting my Ebook into an audiobook?

Fortunately for you, there’s a lot to choose from. The options provided below will provide you apps, as well as how to tweak your phone settings to get the same effect. 

How to convert any iPhone to read content aloud to you

  • If you don’t have iOS 14, you will need to find the Accessibility tab for your iPhone, which sometimes is found as follows, Settings -- General -- Accessibility -- VoiceOver
  • Turning this feature on will give you the ability to change the reading speed (slower or faster), choose the reading voice (South African English or change the language), add pitch changes, and whether you want sound effects or not.

How to convert any Kindle ebook into an audiobook on your iPhone

  • Go to your Kindle App and open your book
  • Ask Siri to turn on VoiceOver 
  • To manually set up VoiceOver: Settings -- General -- Accessibility -- VoiceOver

How to convert and Ebook into an audiobook on Android Devices

  • Download a TTS app in the Google Play Store (can use the examples in this article or whichever you prefer)

How to convert an Ebook on your computer into audio

For Macbooks:

  • Mac computers have TTS built-in
  • Select the text -- right-click -- select more -- select “speaking”

For Windows:

  • Since there is no built-in TTS for Windows computers, you will need to download  software before beginning. 
  • Example TTS applications: Balabolka, Natural Reader 


What is it?

  • An E-reader and audiobook app in one that converts written text into an audio format for you to listen to any time. 


  • 28 languages in either a male or female voice available
  • Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Swedish, Turkish, Welsh. 
  • Uses Amazon Polly TTS system (also used in Alexa)
  • Import ebooks through Google Drive, Dropbox, or another file management system
  • Text is highlighted as the words are read
  • Change the font type, font size, margins, line spacing, and take notes

Cost: Free


  • A lone, one-time $9.99 fee to remove ads, in-app cloud storage, grandfathered into future upgrades at no cost

Where to find it


What is it?

  • It is an accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices.


  • Sleep timer
  • 200+ voices and 30 languages
  • English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Library management
  • Safari Extension
  • Import ebooks through Google Drive, Dropbox, or another file management system
  • Text is highlighted as the words are read
  • Change the font type, font size, margins, line spacing, and take notes

Cost: $14.99

Where to find it

Other apps to check out:

Smart AudioBook Player    Google Play 

Voice Audiobook   Google Play

MortPlayer Audio Books   Google Play

Voice Aloud Reader App   Google Play

What if my Ebook is not compatible with the applications above?

If you run into this issue, you may need to check the file you are attempting to upload. Is the file DRM free? If not, you will need to use an Ebook DRM Removal and Book Converter. By using a program like Epubor Ultimate, you will be able to solve this issue. For any questions on the process, refer to this DRM Removal help guide.

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