How To: Turn Audio CDs into Audio Books on iTunes

Based on popular demand, I’ve decided to update our classic How To video on creating audio books on iTunes. What’s an audio book, you ask?

It’s a special audio file that is organised separately from your music, and has the ability to automatically bookmark itself so that you can always carry on from where you left off, and the ability for you to control the speed of a speaker without distorting his or her voice. In otherwords, an audio file designed specially for long spoken audio!

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  • joe lopy

    Good stuff. I enjoy audio books and this will help get those books on cd into digital books. I will also recommend the stories on and librevox . They are free site.

  • Peter Pugh

    I have followed your instructions for turning audio cd’s into audiobooks for my ipod touch and it works fine but for one thing. My audio book consists of 3 cd’s and I would like to know if they can be combined under one name tag in audiobooks rather than 3 seperate ones.

    • Hi there, I’m afraid I don’t know how to do that. My solution was to create them in “albums” so that at least they’re together

      • Peter Pugh

        Would it work if I transferred them to a dvd, renumbered them 1 to whatever and then followed your routine…?


      • No, I don’t think it will work. It won’t merge MP3s or digital audio files. It will only merge Audio CD tracks.

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