Case Study

Leading Swedish Publisher Receives Children Book Conversion (in Swedish Language) for Fixed Layout ePubs with Read Aloud Features


Project: Read Aloud Book Conversion to EPUB3 Standard

Industry: Leading Publisher in Sweden

A Leading Swedish Publisher needed to improve profitability with steadfast Read Aloud book conversion for its extensive children book repository. The client produced more than 700 highly specialized children book titles every year, written in Swedish language.

Client Requirements:

The client required a team of experts to handle Swedish Book Conversion with Read Aloud features embedded in the eBook. The client also wanted to embed high quality Read Aloud Features and narration into the eBook. They were struggling to manage the project in house, as the production costs were high and they wanted to achieve speed to market.

The client turned to SunTec India's digital content conversion division, SunTec Digital for the conversion of their children book titles as the company had decided to go for an outsourced digital conversion facility against implementing improved in-house workflows.

Key Challenges:

  • They sought a partner to help them through high quality content transformation for vast quantities of children books with features like
    • Bookmark
    • Zooming
    • Text search
    • Dictionary Linking
    • Thumbnail Navigation
  • The firm faced obvious content conversion challenges as handling fixed layout EPUB conversion with Read Aloud features required proficient-level format understanding


  • We provided the client with stunning eBook production with well managed illustrations, pictures and audio-video files.
  • Our Read Aloud books conversion services for the client comprised high precision highlighting of words as they were being listened to in the narration.
  • Along with this the reader received full control of handling audio files to its preferences. The listener could turn on or off the soundtrack as well as choose turning of page automatically as the narration progresses.
Read Aloud Fixed Layout Books


  • Appropriate Audio-Text Synchronization - The most critical and time consuming aspect of read aloud book conversion to ePub3 standard is that the precise time counters on the audio timeline have to be accurately matched with each digital text in the conversion process.
  • Embedding Background Music with Story/Rhyme Narration – The client provided background score was successfully embedded along with the narration audio.
  • As Swedish Language was the base language, our experts had to work with utmost care and tag each word (in foreign language) with the narration timeline. The whole task was quite critical as the language understanding gap could result into severe mistakes. Handling silent words in highlighting and tagging was another critical area which was addresses with pure élan and professional techniques.
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