Dolphin Publisher – Add Speech to Books

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Dolphin Publisher – Add Speech to Books

Publisher is designed for organisations looking to create professional quality human narrated talking books. Used by 1000’s of book producers across the globe, Publisher is a proven solution for professional transcription services, talking book libraries and specialist talking book producers in education.


Import text and images or create talking books from scratch
Human narrated: Record live or import pre-recorded audio
Automatic detection of headings for easy navigation
Customize the look with styles, fonts, images and page numbers
Produce the highest quality DAISY or EPUB 3 formats

Professional Human and Synthetic Narrated Books

Professional, Human Narrated Books

Create the highest quality human narrated audio books – record your reader’s voice live, or import pre-recorded audio
Short on time or creating short life content? Add natural sounding synthesized speech to your book in seconds.

Record your Audio or Import Pre-Recorded

Record audio directly into Dolphin Publisher using a microphone and a line-in to the PC sound card
Import mp3 or .wav (pcm) files into Dolphin Publisher
Apply automatic phrase detection to create navigable “audio events”
Convert MP3 files into .wav during the import process to allow full editing
Record audio from 8000Hz mono to 48000Hz stereo formats
Resample audio during the import process
Audio processing functions allow audio to be altered if needed (Resample, fade in, fade out, normalize, amplify, filter and insert silence)

Add Natural Sounding Synthetic Speech

Automatically generate synthetic speech audio from the on-screen text (compatible with SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 speech synthesizers)
Audio is automatically synchronized with the on-screen text
Generate audio for entire productions or just individual sections
Fill in the gaps where no pre-recorded audio is available using a synthetic voice
Adjust speed and volume of the generated synthetic speech

Flexible Text Importing

Flexible Input Options

Save time and energy – Import your books’ text from Word documents, HTML or text files. You can even cut and paste!

Create the Text for your Talking Book

Import text from MS Word (.doc and .docx) and TXT documents
Import text from HTML and XHTML files
Import NIMAS, unprotected EPUB and DTBook XML
Drag and Drop text from any other application including Web pages
Import images and graphics
Import existing DAISY books for editing
Automatic mark up of words, sentences or paragraphs for navigation.
Automatic mark up of all document headings from HTML tags

Customized Appearance

Customize your Talking Book

Ensure your book looks good to readers with sight. Customize the text by adding styles, formatting, fonts, page numbers, images using Publisher’s HTML editor (or your own editor if you prefer).

Customize the Look

Using Publisher’s built in HTML editor, or your own:
Alter font styles and sizes
Apply style sheet to final production
Mark body text as skippable elements (page numbers, footnotes, producer notes and side bars) that can be played or ignored by supporting playback devices.
Add “pop-up” images that are displayed in synchronization with the corresponding audio.

Meet Accessible Output Standards With Ease

Adopt International eBook Standards

Publisher enables you to adopt the latest accessible eBook, talking books standards, including:

EPUB 3 formats

With the ability to add ‘media overlays’ for synchronized audio and text, EPUB 3 is set to become the de facto accessible digital book format. Discover more about EPUB 3 from the International Digital Publishing Forum.

Produce DAISY or EPUB 3 Formats

Produce your talking book as DAISY 2.02, DAISY 3 or EPUB 3 with media overlays
Produce all 6 types of DAISY digital talking book; including text only, audio only, or full text and audio
Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) function allows protection from unauthorized copying, viewing or editing of the text and images in your production
Validation function checks for possible errors prior to outputting
Cleanup function removes redundant audio files and merges remaining files into logical segments
Logically rename audio files to allow playback in standard MP3 players by adding ID3 tags to MP3 files used in your DAISY books.
Convert full text and audio DAISY books into NCC/TOC only DAISY books

System Requirements

Computer / Processor: 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86 or x64 compatible processor.

Memory (RAM): 2 gigabytes(GB) RAM

Hard disk: 5.0 gigabytes (GB) available

Operating System: Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) – Service Pack 2 is required, Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Media: Internet Download or installation from DVD.

Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or later.

Peripherals: Microphone and associated peripherals for recording.

Download Dolphin Published for 30 day trial

SKU: DLP-PUB-OFP - Single user licence

SKU: DLP-PUB-OFP-SMA - Software Maintance Agreement

SKU: DLP-PUB-OFP-TRN - Training Guide

SKU: DLP-PUB-OFP-ADD - Additional Users (additional cost per user)

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