Creating a Audiobook Playlist in iTunes

After you load your audiobook in iTunes, you don’t need to convert the tracks and place them into your books library file.  Instead, you could create a playlist where you can easily find your current audiobook on your iPod.

First select all the files containing your audiobook.  If you didn’t join the tracks, there will be a lot of them.  Right click and select the options tab.  Enable Remember Position (so you can stop listening and pickup at the same spot) as well as Skip When Shuffling (preventing the audiobooks from be shuffled with your music).

Next create a Smart Playlist and enter the author’s name for the Artist Contains Field.  Click on the plus sign to create a new field, select Album and type in the name of the audiobook in the next field.  Click on the plus sign again and choose Plays is 0.  This will ensure the files are automatically removed from the playlist after you have listened to it.  Make sure the Live Updating box is checked and click on OK.

Be sure to stop by the library to find your next great audiobook!

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!



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