This begins the customization phase of your audiobook.
DAISY books expose track names to the end-user, so we need to make sure that each one of these tracks has a sensible name.
On this page, there are four main sections to help you rename and reorder tracks as needed. Please do these all in the following order:
Track Discoveryfeature to rename tracks
Hand to Rachelwith a note asking for guidance.
In this section, you can trim the lead characters of the tracks. In some cases, this is all you have to do to rename the files. For example, if the files are
02_Copyright, etc. we would only need to trim the first
3 characters from these track names to make it DAISY compatible.
Titlecan be renamed
Title Page. These should also be complete words and phrases with no abbreviations. For example,
Chapter 1is acceptable but
Ch 01is not acceptable. For information about the different sections you can find in an audiobook, please see the Audiobook Glossary
Chapter 1instead of
To do this:
Number of Leading Charactersto the number of characters you wish to trim from the track titles
trimand all the tracks will be trimmed automatically
In our example, we would set this number to
3 and then all the tracks would be renamed to Title Page, Copyright Page, etc.
If the tracks require renaming, then select
Track Discovery and this will take you to a new page where you can cycle through the tracks and rename each track.
On this page, you can play the first five seconds from each track to give you an idea of what the title of the track should be.
The beginning of the first track should automatically play when you open the page. You can also select the
play button in the player at the top of the page to play more than the first five seconds.
Rename the section based on what the narrator reads. For example, if the narrator reads the title you will rename that track to Title Page.
Chapter One: The Beginning
Once you know the name of the track:
Advanceto move to the next track
Set Play Orderproject page.
Play Ordersection to fix.
In this section, there is a dropdown menu in the
If a Track is out of order:
This is also the section where you can join or split a track. Please see Join and Split Audio: Fixing Files in Converter Plus for more information.
Some audiobooks have multiple levels of navigation, and we can set these levels with Converter Plus. A common example is a book that has multiple parts with chapters divided within these parts.
Book One~~Chapter 1or
Book Two~~Chapter 2. It is very important we do not remove these double tilde punctuation marks as they connote the levels for the conversion
First, you will need to identify the names of the parts through the main project page.
Play Ordersection select the track at the beginning of the part and hit play.
Once you have the names of each section you can rename the levels
Go to the
Title Pageis a top-level track so we leave that level empty.
Book Oneinto the text box.
Chapter 1you can enter
Book Two. Below is an image showing where the next section begins. Note, that the section name populated all the following text boxes, but we can see that there is a second Chapter 1 that tells us this is where the second section starts
Now that you have all your levels properly titled you can go back to the
Play Order and rename the chapter titles. For example, if the track reads
Book One~~Ch 01 you will need to rename that in the
Play Order section to
Book One~~Chapter 1
To rename Chapter titles after you assigned levels:
Play Ordersection on the main page for the book
Book One~~Ch 01just edit the
Chapter Oneand leave the rest untouched.
This will take you back to the main page with
Play Order. You can now go through each track and rename it as needed. Of course, if you need to rename all the tracks, you can use the Track Discovery feature in much the same way.
Once you are done forming the DAISY book you can move on to the final check. First, select
Continue which will take you to the metadata page.
Title: delete what is in this field and enter the correct title as it appears on the record page for the book. Note, this text box will always populate with a file name that begins with your name. Always remove your name and the underscore between the words in the title. Make sure it is just the title of the book.
Author: Firstname Lastname (can be found of records page for title)
Publisher: BC Libraries Cooperative
Copyright Date: Date of original work
Narrator: Firstname Lastname (can be found on records page for title)
Language: keep as
enunless otherwise needed
This will take you back to the main project page. There will be a note stating
It has not yet been exported.
If you are happy with the file and it is ready to export select Export the Project.