How I Used AI To Create An Audio of My Book Chasing Himalayan Dreams For Free

Susan Jagannath
3 min readMar 9, 2023
AI Audiobook

I’ve been doing experiments with AI for a while now. I’ve done numerous meetups and sessions online about how AI can be a useful tool for writers. If you’re interested in learning more about ChatGPT, Canva, OpenAI, Quillbot and more join me in my other sessions. I am picking up on this discussion to talk about something really useful for you as an author.

If you’ve been with me on one of my coaching sessions you’ll know exactly how to publish and go bestseller on Amazon. What you might not know is how you can use an AI tool from Amazon to set up audio for your book.

It’s pretty magical to go from here to audio that can stream to someone who has never been to the Himalayas, or who has thought that their dreams were lost forever.


AI is not something that replaces the writing, it is really an enabler — we need to harness how to use it well.

How To Use AI to Create an Audiobook

It is the first step in my six steps to relaunch a book.

Because this is an experiment where I’m using AI voices from Amazon.

More specifically, Amazon Polly. Polly is a cloud service that converts text into lifelike speech. As an author, it’s quick and easy for you to convert the text for your book into audio.

Amazon Polly also supports multiple languages and uses a variety of realistic voices that can be adjusted to suit your audience.

This is the quickest, and cheapest way to convert an existing book to an audio format. Fiction and business books do really well as audiobooks, travel books not so well — after all, if you are travelling wouldn’t you like to see the information?

Before you start you need your book content available to cut and paste — Generate the latest version of the book as an .rtf file. I would have preferred a text file, but that isn’t possible from the application I use to format my books.



Susan Jagannath

I escaped corporate to travel, have adventures, write bestsellers, and help others to publish.