Sound Desk

Technical Specifications

In order to be able to deliver your content to market-leading audiobook stores such as Audible.com and iTunes we work only with the following file types: 1) Microsoft WAV files (44.1 kHz and 16-bit), 2) MP3 (192 kbps or higher). We use a secure FTP server for the transfer of audio files. Each chapter is saved as its own track / audio file, and no file exceeds 30 minutes in length. ie. if a chapter is 50 minutes long it will be split into 2 separate audio files. Each file name is preceded with a three digit number that denotes the order in which the files should appear.  eg. 001_Wuthering Heightschapter1.wav

To maximize the customer experience we divide your audio into chunks that best reflect the audio listing and the subjects contained therein. This is particularly important for titles with chapters, where listeners will greatly benefit from being able to easily navigate their way through the material. We will also create a 5 minute sample of the book for use in audiobook stores, and prepare detailed META data in Excel format including ISBN number, book description, chapter names and durations, rights, distribution territories, book summary, press quotes, and author and narrator details.

If required we will design cover artwork for your book. Images and text will be bold and simple as possible in order to maximise visibility within online audiostores like iTunes. Cover images will be delivered as JPEGs no smaller than 1200 X 1200 pixels in size at 72 dpi resolution 24-bit.