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How It Works

Sweet Dreams Storybooks provides the ability to record your speech through your microphone and web browser.  There is no software to download or audio mixing knowledge needed; only a working microphone and internet connection is required.  You are able to edit the recording and to re-record until you have a perfect story!   

Here are the normal steps to follow:

1. - Follow these steps to ensure proper microphone usage:

  • Obtain a microphone that is compatible with your computer.  Most normal computer microphones will cost less than $10 at an electronics retailer.  Many systems come with a microphone installed, be sure to check yours.
  • Follow your microphone’s installation instructions. Many will be very easy – just plug in and you’re done.
  • Depending on your operating system, find your sounds/audio options.  Here you can edit your system and microphone properties and run a test.  A good starting point is to put the system and microphone volume all the way up and make sure that mute is not selected.  If your microphone does not pass tests at this point please consult a user guide for your operating system, which can normally be found on the operating system’s web site or though an internet search.

2. - Choose the package you’d like to purchase from our Stories page.  You can either create your own story, or choose from our pre-configured stories.  Check-out is handled by PayPal.  We have 13 different pre-configured stories to choose from, all of which have the option to come with a story book and CD.  Shipping is free if you choose Standard Domestic shipping, but we also offer expedited shipping at a charge:

  • Aladdin’s Lamp
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Cinderella
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Peter Pan
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Treasure Island
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Create Your Own Story (no storybook or cue-cards)

We offer 3 pricing options:

  • MP3 Download - $19.95 - We will mix the audio recording and provide you a link to download the high-quality finished product complete with clip art.
  • Storybook Package - $39.95 - In addition to the MP3 download, we will also ship you a CD of your recording complete with artwork and liner notes, and a full-color storybook to follow along with your recording.  Standard Domestic shipping is free!
  • Create Your Own Story - $0.40 per minute, with $8 CD option – Use our web service to record any story or message of your own.  We will mix the audio recording and provide you a link to download the high-quality finished product, and shipping with Standard Domestic service is free if the CD option is chosen. 

 

3. - The fun part- recording your story!  After inputting your PayPal information you will receive an e-mail with log-in instructions to access the recording page.  Once there the web site will guide you through checking your microphone for proper working order, and then will take you to our prepared cue-cards for the pre-loaded stories.  The simple interface will allow you to make a perfect recording as you read the story from the cue-cards.  You’ll have the ability to pause, rewind, replay, and delete for total control.  The pre-configured stories will normally take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to record depending on how many “takes” are needed.  You may even save your work and come back later if needed.

 

4. - When you are done recording you will click the “Submit” button and you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail.  Our audio engineers will mix the recording and provide you a link to download the finished product within 2 business days, and storybook and CD packages will arrive within 10 business days!

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