The maximum file size for audiobooks is 1 GB.
Audiobook files should be delivered to NetGalley as a zip file.
Inside the zip file should be a collection of mp3 files with the listening order noted at the beginning of the file name, including leading zeros. (For example, if chapter two in the audiobook zip file is the fourth file that should be played, the file might be named like this: 004_Chapter_2.mp3.) Each mp3 file must have a unique listening order.
Our process will create text to display for listeners, based on these file names. It strips out ISBNs, the reading order and underscores. If you name your file like the example above, listeners will see "Chapter 2" while listening to that file.
All the mp3 files should have the same bitrate. There is no minimum bitrate, but we recommend 64 kbps(kilobits per second) for most files. If you have a full cast recording or other highly-produced audio, 128 kbps is recommended.
No other files should be included in the zip file (no cover image, no manifest, no excerpt -- just mp3 files for the full audiobook).
- Your zip file must be named with the ISBN that exactly matches the corresponding NetGalley title record with no spaces, dashes or letters, like this: 9781111111111.zip. Files that are named correctly will automatically import into the associated NetGalley title record.
- You must upload your audiobook files to the FTP.
Click here to learn more about adding an excerpt file in addition to your full audiobook.