Thousands of books are published every day around the world, but not all of them receive an audio version. According to reliable sources, approximately 4.5% of books now have an audio version.
A year and a half of the pandemic changed the ratio between paper and electronic editions: many works were released exclusively in digital format.
The demand for audio content also continues to gain momentum, as people prefer to listen to audio books on the road, while driving, while cooking or cleaning and other activities.
However, the complexity of audio book production is not getting easier. It is still a long and painstaking process, and it can take several weeks for a professional narrator to record one book. In addition, narrator will not be able to record several books in parallel.
This leads to the fact that audio versions are usually received only by bestsellers, and even then not all, some books are dubbed by non-professional narrators, and the remaining 95.5% do not receive an audio version at all.
Thanks to high-quality speech synthesis, the industry can significantly increase the percentage of books that have their own audio version, and professional narrators can provide themselves with additional passive income by creating a digital twin of their voices that can work 24/7.