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Old 07-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Amazon vs Hachette affecting Whispersync deals?

Whenever I have checked for Kindle books over the past week, all of them have Audible editions but some don't have Whispersync for Voice. This isn't unusual, but I have noticed in the case of some Hachette published titles that Whispersync/Voice is missing and wondering if this is a casualty of the war between them and Amazon.

For example, James SA Corey's book 1 of the Expanse series, Leviathan Wakes:

http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Wake...james+sa+corey

No Whispersync, yet there is an audible edition. OK, strange, that is a popular book.

Book 2 of the series, Caliban's War, does have Whispersync for voice.

http://www.amazon.com/Calibans-War-E...james+sa+corey

But Book 3 does not have Whispersync. Seems strange for a popular series! Something is fishy here.

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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Books go on and off Whispersync discount all the time, more or less at random. Leviathan Wakes, for example, was discounted at one point, but the discount went away several months ago, before the current Amazon/Hachette contretemps. I wouldn't read too much into any of it.
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Nothing fishy at all. There are all kinds of series from various publishers for which the same things could be said.
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