How to turn any RSS feed into an audiobook using Feedbooks and Text2Go

April 16, 2010 at 6:34 am | Posted in eBook, text to speech, Text2Go | 5 Comments

feedbooksFeedbooks is primarily an ebook publishing platform but it also has an incredibly useful feature that will turn any RSS feed into a downloadable ebook. Thankfully it supports the ePub ebook format which makes it a breeze to use Text2Go to turn this ebook into an audiobook which you can then listen to on your iPod or MP3 player.

Using Feedbooks and Text2Go you can convert any RSS feed into an audiobook with a couple of clicks. In summary all you need to do is

  1. Enter the URL of RSS feed you wish to convert into the Feedbooks News service.
  2. Copy the URL of the ePub ebook generated by Feedbooks
  3. Use the Open URL… command in Text2Go to download the ebook (If you’ve installed the Text2Go accelerator for Internet Explorer 8, you can combine steps 2 and 3 by simply right clicking on the ePub link in IE8 and selecting the Text2Go Convert to Audiobook accelerator command).
  4. Review and edit the eBook in Text2Go – you may want to remove old or uninteresting news items from the ebook before converting it to an audibook.
  5. Start the eBook to Audiobook conversion process in Text2Go.

Here is a detailed guide to converting recent posts from the blog ZenHabits into an audiobook.

1. Copy the ZenHabits RSS feed URL (e.g in IE, right-click and select copy shortcut).

Copy the Blog RSS feed URL

2. Enter the URL of the RSS feed you wish to convert into the Feedbooks News service.
Paste the RSS feed URL into Feedbooks

3. Copy the URL of the ePub ebook generated by Feedbooks

4. Use the Open URL… command in Text2Go to download the ebook.

Use the Text2Go Open URL command to download the ebook

 

3B. If you’ve installed the Text2Go accelerator for Internet Explorer 8, you can combine steps 3 and 4 by simply right clicking on the ePub link in IE8 and selecting the Text2Go Convert to Audiobook accelerator command.
Text2Go ebook to audiobook accelerator for IE8

5. Review and edit the eBook in Text2Go – you may want to remove old or uninteresting news items from the ebook before converting it to an audiobook.

View and edit the ebook in Text2Go

 

6. Convert to an audiobook and listen to it in iTunes or on your iPod or iPhone.

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5 Comments

  1. [...] You can then transfer the ebook to your e-reader and read it offline. Alternatively, you could convert it to an audiobook and listen to it offline. Using this service you can read your favourite blogs or news services [...]

  2. How to turn a RSS feed into a downloadable ebook with Feedbooks…

    Feedbooks is providing a service that can turn any RSS feed into a downloadable ebook which then can be transfered to your e-reader. Also you can turn that ebook into an audiobook using the Text2Go software. There’s a free 30-day trial period, bu…

  3. Thanks much. I totally needed this tut! :D

  4. as feedbooks no longer provide RSS-to-epub conversion service, I use newstoebook.com for this purpose. It supports Google Reader and makes EPUB and MOBI books from your RSS feeds.

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