September and October audiobooks and Whispersync

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

For some years now, digital copies have found their way alongside the DVDs or Blu-ray discs when we buy a movie.  That idea wasn't a bad one and for some time I've thought that it could also be a good idea for the readers who also listen to audiobooks.  Well, I don't know if you were aware of this but Whispersync for Voice by Amazon/Audible is now a reality.  At first, I thought that it was pretty cool but then, to combine the audio narration with the e-book, with bookmarks that can be synced, you have to pay a price of $3,95 or less.  It's not a huge price and it could be justified when you think about the cost of making an audiobook, which isn't as simple as the digital copy for a movie.  It only works for Kindle and an Audible app, which isn't a surprise considering the acquisition of Audible by Amazon but for the Kindle owners who are also audiobook listeners, that's interesting.  Any users want to comment?

The next evolution could be the e-book alongside the physical copy...


Also, here's the spotlight for the audiobooks releases in September and October 2012:

The Whitefire Crossing (The Shattered Sigil book 1) by Courtney Schafer
The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer book 2) by Brent Weeks
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan book of the Fallen book 1) by Steven Erikson
Forge of Darkness (Kharkanas trilogy book 1) by Steven Erikson


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