With the ongoing increase in AI-narrated audiobooks, we at Libro.fm are having critical discussions around their implications on accessibility, creativity, affordability, and more. We plan to explore this topic with the help of our accessibility consultant, publishers, narrators, customers, and other members of our community.
In the meantime, please know:
- We will never knowingly prioritize, publicize, nor market AI-narrated audiobooks. Unfortunately, we currently have no way of knowing whether an audiobook is AI-narrated or not unless indicated by the publisher. To that extent…
- We are actively taking steps to increase transparency around audiobooks that are AI-narrated by properly labeling them on our site and in our apps. This is a work in progress that will require collaboration with our publishing partners.
- We value your input. Customer feedback drives many of our decisions and product updates.
Audiobooks play an essential role in so many readers’ lives, and (human) narrators play an essential role in bringing these stories to life. We promise to do our part in considering the impact of AI on readers, narrators, and bookselling partners alike, and will share resources and updates as we have them.
If you have feedback or input you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.