How to Backup Audible Audiobooks in 2 Ways

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 18, 2020 3:53 PM.
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If you are a regular Monthly Gold member, you will be able to get 3 audiobooks from Audible every month, 2 Audible Originals and 1 you purchased with the credit. If things continue this way, your collection of Audible books will become larger and larger. So where are you going to back your media content up? Cloud drive, USB, or your hard drive? Some people prefer Cloud drive as they can download the content to their device anytime anywhere.

One thing you need to know before you back up Audible books is that, back up the files is not just the easily download them offline. Given the special file format and the copyright protection, these Audible books can only be played within Audible app or iTunes. But the point of backing them up is to enjoy the playback as you want. No network needed, no player or device limitation. What exactly you need to do before you back your Audible books up, is to remove the protection and limitation on them. Here we will provide you with 2 ways to accomplish the task.

How to Back Up Audible Audiobooks

In the First method, the tool we'll need is TunesKit Audio Converter, which is a very comprehensive audio tool. It can help you handle both DRM and non-DRM audios. Here is more information about it:

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TunesKit Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3 and other common formats
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Step 1 Download Audible Books to Your Mac or PC

add mp3 audiobooks to itunes

If you are not sure how to download Audible books to your computer, you can check the guides below, there are 3 methods to download them: by Audible Download Manager, by Audible APP, and by the desktop site.

How to Download Audible to PC

How to Download Audible to Mac

Step 2 Import Audible Books to TunesKit

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First of all, download and launch the TunesKit Audio Converter. There are 2 "import" buttons at the central top and you may need to use the Music Note (the middle one) to load the DRM format audios such as Audible audiobooks and iTunes audiobooks. It is also applicable for Apple Music songs. For converting the DRM-free audios, simply click the first Add button at the top center.

Step 3 Adjust Output Settings

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After the audiobooks are loaded to TunesKit, you can pick output format for them. Open the "Format" panel at the bottom left, select MP3 as the output format and confirm by "OK". If needed, you can also customize the audio properties like sample rate, codec channel, etc. You can split the audiobook by chapters by clicking the "Edit" icon and check the box.

Step 4 Convert Audible Books to Common Format

converted audible audiobooks to mp3

Now you can press the Convert button to start converting your Audible audiobooks to MP3 or other common and free formats. Once the conversion is finish, there will be a red reminder appear on the "Converted History" to tell you how many books are converted sucessfully. After that, you can locate the converted audiobooks in the history folder.

Another Way to Back Up Audible Books

Now that you get the hand of how to convert Audible audiobooks with TunesKit Audio Converter, you will be able to back them up in free format. I n the similar way, you can also back up your iTunes music and audiobooks. If you are not a iTunes or Apple Music user, you can go with a simpler tool - TunesKit Audible Converter. It has less features but a lower price. Yet, it is quite decent for Audible audiobook conversion.

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TunesKit Audible Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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