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SANJAY

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need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:53 AM
 
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Hello,

I have created an ebook for teaching Tamil, there are some Tamil scripts here and there, can you please help me in guiding how to add it in ebook. I know amazon has ACX for audio book but that will make it more expensive and complicated as it would be best when learner see the script and click on a button to listen to the audio as well,

Please guide me.

Thanks & Regards,
Sanjay D
Donna St Felix

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 11:45 AM   in response to: SANJAY in response to: SANJAY
 
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As far as I know, that is not possible.
R Butler

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 11:58 AM   in response to: SANJAY in response to: SANJAY
 
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My understanding is that multimedia embedding is not available to KDP publishers and that it is outright not supported in KF8 however there are some work arounds such as linking to online hosted multimedia files from within the text with an active link. I believe the Kindle Textbook Creator also allows for interactive editions with audio however I have not used it. It does have some limitations you will need to look into.
SANJAY

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:01 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Hello,

Yes, it is possible, I have bought and read an ebook which also teaches Tamil and they have done it, they added audio for every Tamil script in their ebook itself.

This is the reason iam sure it is possible and iam searching for a way.

Here you can find the book: https://www.amazon.com/PRACTICAL-COURSE-LEARN-ABSOLUTE-BEGINNERS-ebook/dp/B0725844ZP/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

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Sanjay D
SANJAY

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:04 PM   in response to: R Butler in response to: R Butler
 
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Hello,

Like i mentioned in my other comment, i found the below details in that ebook page.

Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download
Kindle Interactive Edition: This Print Replica book features interactive content which is only supported on Fire Tablets (3rd Generation and above) and Kindle apps for Android phones and tablets. Customers who download this book to other devices will receive a standard Print Replica book.

Can you please give me more insight if you know any details on this

Thanks & Regards,
Sanjay D
SANJAY

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:06 PM   in response to: R Butler in response to: R Butler
 
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R Butler

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 8:18 PM   in response to: SANJAY in response to: SANJAY
 
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The link above walks you through creating an interactive edition via the Kindle Textbook Creator as I mentioned above. It is a decent solution though the software does have some restrictions in layout and advanced coding and eliminates over 70% of available devices.. I wouldn't bother with the course as there are plenty of free tutorial on the product available online.
Notjohn

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:49 AM   in response to: SANJAY in response to: SANJAY
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Do a web search for Kindle Interactive Books. I don't think you'll find much that's encouraging, however. It's apparently done through Textbook Creator, which rules out all the e-ink Kindles, I believe.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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booknookbiz

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Re: need help in adding audio to my ebook
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 10:14 PM   in response to: SANJAY in response to: SANJAY
 
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I don't know what you're laughing about; R. Butler told you, some posts back, that you can ONLY do that using Kindle Textbook Creator. That link tells you nothing more. If you'd bothered to follow up on what R. Butler told you, and read the Manual for KTC, you'd already be making your eBook.

And, as someone else told you, that will limit your distribution opportunites, because about 40% of all Kindles cannot display KTC-made eBooks. For self-publishers, KTC is the only option for adding audio or video.

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