How To: Convert an MP3 to an Audiobook in iTunes

Ever wonder how to stop an audio book mp3 from showing up in iTunes randomization?

It’s easy.

  1. Right-click the mp3 (select a group of mp3s first if you prefer)
  2. Click “Get Info” from the context menu
  3. Click the “options” tab
  4. Change the media type to “Audiobook”

Changing this setting will cause the mp3s to appear in the “Books” library, instead of “Music.”

Found this gem buried in a convoluted set of instructions posted in App Slappy’s show notes.

UPDATE:

If you’re keen on making making chapters, follow the instructions in the original source.