How to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters 

Summary
In this article, we will introduce how to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters with Audible app, TunesBank Audible Converter, iTunes and iOS & Android Manager, so that you can enjoy Audible audiobooks freely on any device without the Audible app.

There are many reasons why people want to split Audible audiobooks by chapters. For example, their portable MP3 players or smartphones have very little storage space, so they want to cut audiobooks into pieces. They want to improve the experience of listening to audiobooks, especially if they prefer specific chapters and want to reread it. Or they just want to cut unwanted parts. For whatever reason, you always have your own needs. This article will cover all the ways to split Audible Audiobooks to small sections with ease.

Way 1. Split Audible Audiobooks into Chapters with Audible App

Did you know that audiobooks under 12 hours can be downloaded in multiple parts? You can divide audiobooks into several parts on the Audible app or its website, but not by chapters. But something is better than nothing, right?

1# Split Audible Audiobooks on Computer through Audible.com.

Go to Audible.com on your browser, sign in with you Audible account and go to the “Library”. Find an audiobook shorter than 12 hour. Click the “Triangle” icon on the left of the cover, and select the part you like, then tap “Download” next to the part.

2# Split Audible Audiobooks via Audible App on Android Phone or Device.

Launch the Audible app on your Android device with your Audible account. Go to the left navigation menu and tap “Settings” > “Download Settings” > “Multi-Part”.

split audible audiobooks on android

3# Split Audible Audiobooks via Audible App on iOS Device.

Login your Audible account and go to the “My Library” page. Then tap “More” at the bottom right of the screen to open the “Settings” option. next, select “Download by Parts” under the “Content Settings” and select “Multi-Part” icon.

split audible audiobooks on ios audible app

4# Split Audible Audiobooks via Audible App on Windows 10.

Start Audible app on the desktop. Click the “Gear” icon to enter the Settings page, click “Downloads” icon. Then turn on the switch of “Download your library by parts”.

split audible audiobooks on windows audible app

Way 2. Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters with TunesBank Audible Converter (Best)

Can you use iTunes or other tools to split Audible audiobook into chapters directly? The answer is Negative. We need to point out that all the audiobooks you purchased from Audible store are encoded AA or AAX files with DRM protection. You can only play Audible audiobooks on authorized devices with Audible app or iTunes. To split Audible Audiobook AA/AAX files into chapters, you need to use a professional Audible Splitter tool, here you meet TunesBank Audible Converter.

TunesBank Audible Converter is a popular Audible AA/AAX Converter, as well as Audible Splitter tool. It is able to remove DRM from Audible files and convert Audible AA, AAX Audiobooks to M4A, MP3, WAV, FLAC with chapter kept! As a smart Audible Splitter tool, it supports users to split entire Audible audiobooks into small parts by chapters, time or segments averagely. Besides, the built-in ID3 tag editor will remain the original ID3 tags and allows you to edit the ID3 tags to better manage the library!

As an improved Audible Converter on the market, it can convert Audible books independently. In other words, you don’t need to activate iTunes or authorize your Audible account before conversion. What’s more, it runs at up to 700X super faster speed when converting Audible to M4A/MP3 audios, and it also lets you batch handle multiple Audible files at the same time, saving your time! With its help, you can easily listen to Audible books on any MP3 player, iPods, iRiver, Kindle, iPhone, Android, PSP, etc.

Guide: Convert Audible to M4A and Split Audible Books by Chapters

Here we will use TunesBank Audible Converter to convert Audible books to M4A files and split 10+ hours long Audible audiobook into multiple parts by chapters on Mac.

Step 1. Import Audible Audiobooks to TunesBank
To split the Audible AA or AAX files into small clips, you need to download Audible audiobooks to your computer first. Then install and launch TunesBank Audible Converter, drag and drop the downloaded AA or AAX files to TunesBank screen.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 2. Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters
Go to the menu bar, choose “Output Setting” to customize the output format, output quality, split Audible books by chapters, etc. To split Audible books with chapter info kept, please set M4A as output Format.

set m4a format and split audible books by chapters

Step 3. Convert Audible Files to M4A with Chapters
Finally, you can hit on the “Convert All” button to decrypt DRM from Audible files, and convert Audible AA, AAX to M4A at the same time split the Audible audiobooks by chapters.

start to convert audible to m4a and split audible books

Step 4. Get Converted Audible M4A Files
Click the “Completed” option, where you will find all converted Audible books. Then click “Open File” to locate the output folder, and you will see that all converted Audible audiobooks are saved in the destination folder by chapter.

get converted audible m4a files

Now you can transfer the converted Audible books to any device or player for listening! To transfer Audible books to iOS and Android device, you can refer to Way 4.

Video Guide – Convert Audible Audiobooks to M4A and Split Audible Audiobooks

Way 3. Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters with iTunes

iTunes not only allows you to play Audible Audiobooks, but also lets you burn Audible Audiobooks to CD. What’s more, you can use iTunes to split Audiobook into chapters by times. But this method requires you to remember the start time and stop time of each chapter.

Step 1. Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3
To separate Audible audiobooks into chapters, you need to use TunesBank Audible Converter to convert DRM-ed Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3 in advance. Please refer to Way 2.

Step 2. Add Converted Audible MP3 Files to iTunes
Launch iTunes program on your Mac or PC. Then click “File”, choose “Add File to Library…” or “Add Folder to Library…” to import the converted Audible MP3 files.

add audible mp3 files to itunes

Step 3. Enter Start & Stop Time of Each Chapter
Play the imported Audible MP3 audiobooks in iTunes. Right-click on the MP3 audiobook and choose “Get Info” option. Then tap “Options” from the pop-up window. Then enter the start time and stop time of a chapter, and check the check box. Then press “OK”.

split audiobooks on iTunes

Step 4. Set Import Format
Click “Edit” > “Preferences” option, and click “Import Settings” option under the “General” option. Then select “MP3 Encoder” in the “Import Using:” option, and click “OK”.

iTunes Import Settings

Step 5. Create Chapter Version
Select the desired Audible MP3 file again. Click “File” > “Convert” > “Create MP3 Version” option. Then it will immediately create a new MP3 file containing the content of the time period you selected. And you can find the new created MP3 files in “Recently Added”, rename the MP3 file as “Chapter One”. Then you can find the first chapter in “Music” section.

create mp3 version on itunes

Step 6. Move Chapters into Audiobooks
Finally, right-click on the Chapter One file. Choose “Get Info” option. Under “Option”, change the “media kind” from “Music” to “Audiobook”, and then click “OK”. After that, you will find the Chapter One file appears in the “Books” > “Audiobooks” section.

Add Chapters into Audiobooks

To split the audible files into more chapters, you can repeat above steps from Step 3. It’s a bit complicated, isn’t it? 

Way 4. Split Audible Audiobook by Chapters with iOS & Android Manager

To divide Audible audiobooks into chapters, you can also rely on this iOS & Android Manager. This software is the best iTunes alternative which can help you manage, backup date on your phone, transfer media files between mobile phone and iTunes/PC/Mac, etc. In addition, it allows you to cut the Audible audiobooks into chapters by time.

Note: This method also requires you to convert Audible to M4A or MP3 files first, you can use TunesBank Audible Converter. Meanwhile, you need to remember the start time, stop time of each chapter.

Step 1. Download, install and launch iOS & Android Manager on your Mac or PC. Then select “Music” option and click “Add” to import the converted Audible MP3/M4A files to it.

add audible mp3 files to program

Step 2. Then tick the checkbox to select the target Audible M4A files you want to cut, and choose “Ringtone Maker” feature.

Step 3. You can hit “Play” button to play the audiobooks to confirm the start time and stop time of each chapter. Then set the start and finish the time.

split audible audiobook by chapter

Step 4. If ready, you can click “Save to PC” to divide the audiobooks into chapter. Also, you can connect your iPhone/Android phone with the PC via USB cable, then click the “Save to Device” to save the Audible files to your phone directly! To split more audible files, please repeat the above steps!

Tips: If you are Spotify Music or Apple Music lover, you can also use this tool to set your favourite songs as Ringtone or Alarm on your phone!

Conclusion
Here we listed 4 ways to help you split Audible Audiobooks to small sections. Compared with other methods, there is no doubt that TunesBank Audible Converter is the best and easiest way to divide Audible audiobooks into chapters with a few clicks! More importantly, it can help you crack Audible DRM and convert AA, AAX files to MP3, M4A with chapters preserved, so that you can listen to Audible Audiobooks on any device and player anytime, or burn Audible books to CD, etc., Why not have a try?

Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters