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Upload Short Audio Files

Available on all Mid-List plans and above.

You can send an MP3 file (up to 120 minutes!) using BookFunnel. Need to distribute a full audiobook?

Share your audio samples, short stories, novellas, or ebook soundtrack with readers! Looking for creative ways to introduce audio to your readers? Get inspired.

MP3 Requirements

  • MP3 format only
  • Minimum 128 kbps* constant bit rate
  • Max 200 MB** file size
  • Max 120 minutes** duration (when set to “spoken word” quality)
  • One single file can be uploaded per media object. To distribute multi-file (or multi-chapter) audio recordings, look at our audiobook delivery service.

Audio Quality Settings

Your MP3 quality options are:

Spoken Word Quality Ideal for audiobooks and any spoken word recording. You can distribute up to 120 minutes** of spoken word quality.

Music Quality Ideal for music tracks. You can distribute up to 60** minutes of music quality.

Once compressed, the maximum file size BookFunnel will distribute is 60 MB**.

Upload New MP3

  1. Click the Add button at the top of your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Select Add New Media.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Select the appropriate quality setting (spoken word or music).
  5. Click Create Media File.
  6. Click Upload MP3 File.
  7. Drag-and-drop your audio file or click +Upload MP3 File to select your .mp3.
  8. Click Done when the upload is complete.
  9. Click Upload Cover and provide a .jpg (or .jpeg) to be displayed on landing pages for this audio file.

Edit MP3

You can edit an existing media file without interrupting any downloads.

You can change the title, description, or audio quality settings. You can also replace the audio file if necessary.

To edit the title, description, or audio quality settings:

  1. Click Other Media on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the Action button next to the media file you would like to change.
  3. Select Edit Media Details to change the title, description, or audio quality.
  4. Click Save and Close when finished editing.

To replace the MP3 file or cover image immediately, without interrupting reader downloads:

  1. Click Other Media on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the name of the media.
  3. Click Upload Cover to upload a new .jpg.
  4. Click the Action button and select Upload New Media to upload a new MP3.

Delete Media

To delete a media file:

  1. Click Other Media on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the Action button next to the media file you would like to delete.
  3. Select Delete Media.
  4. Select Yes to confirm and delete the media object.

* If you upload a variable bit rate MP3 and BookFunnel rejects it for not meeting the minimum requirements, export your audio again at 128 kbps constant bit rate. Variable bit rate averages the file, and if it averages to 127.3 kbps, it doesn’t meet our minimum.

** These numbers are close approximations but are not guaranteed. Actual file size and maximum duration may be less depending on the compression.

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