Digital publisher Atavist now offers a Whispersync connection between its Kindle eBook editions and the audiobook editions. You can read your digital book copy and switch to the same place in the audiobook while reading.
All Atavist titles on Amazon with audio accompaniment can make use of this new feature. Generally, if you purchased a $1.99 eBook edition of an Atavist digital book through Amazon, you can buy the audio version using Whispersync for $1.99.
Atavist developed an audiobook syncing tool for its multimedia editions in 2010. While they still maintain the proprietary tool for their apps and on the web, they took the audio tracks and joined Amazon’s new program.
If you are a reader and want to know more about the program, check out Audible’s Whispersync for Voice guide.
If you are a writer interested in adding Whispersync to your eBook and audiobook, Amazon has more details about the program:
Currently, not all books are enabled for these new features, but the Audible team is working to increase the number of books enabled. If your book is already available on Audible.com, you can contact Audible’s customer care team to discuss Whispersync for Voice and Immersion Reading … From the time you start the production process, we estimate that it will take about 3 to 8 weeks to complete the audiobook, depending on the length of the book and the Producer’s schedule. Once the finished audiobook is approved by you, it typically takes up to 14 business days to get the audiobook into stores. The work done during this time ensures that the audiobook is packaged correctly and ready for retail distribution, and enables it for Whispersync for Voice and Immersion Reading.