Creative: How To Make Your Own Digital Audio Book!
I think this is a super cute gift to make for someone you love. I am sure you know there are lots of ways to do this. You could just get an old school tape recorder and cassettes and do it that way. Or you could plug a microphone in to your computer and record yourself like that, too. BUT I did it with my laptop and my iPhone, the digital Pip way. I am recording the chapters of James and the Giant Peach for Ari. Here is how I am doing it ::
Don’t worry if you make some errors, or if the dog is barking a tiny bit. Those things will make your recording more personal and capture the time and place you were in when you read it!
PS : You can then upload the file via Soundcloud so that you can embed it on the internet! (For personal use only, of course!) Or email to a favourite cousin or niece or boyfriend!
* This file is an AIFF file. It works in iTunes, but if you want to convert it to MP3 later go here.
Here is my very own dodgy audio book chapter… complete with mistakes, croaky voice and page turning disjointedness! Just to show you what you can do. Don’t be a goosey and record copyrighted material to sell. Okay? I know you won’t do that. This idea is for gifting and sharing the love of books only!