Publishing Suggestion - sync Kindle & Audible book editions!

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@Joshua Dorkin , @Brandon Turner , @Dave Van Horn , @Mindy Jensen ,  and whoever else at BP is involved in publishing -- Amazon.com offers a fantastic service called WhisperSync that coordinates the Kindle ebook with the Audible audio edition of the same book.  It does two things -- if you have both editions, and you're listening (or reading), and then switch to the other format, WhisperSync will keep your place and start you in the right location.  

The other feature runs both text and audio at the same time -- this is super excellent for customers who might want to read, but find it difficult and appreciate hearing and reading at the same time (and we know a LOT of successful business people are dyslexic as all get out).  

I am personally invested in this feature because my son is dyslexic, and has used the Kindle/Audible simultaneous feature very successfully in high school and now in college.  I got him to read Rich Dad Poor Dad using WhisperSync, and now we are co-owners of the house he lives in at school (college house-hacking!!).  I really want him to read Set For Life, and have both the Kindle and Audible editions, but they don't sync  :-((  For me, I want to get Dave's note investing book, but if I get the bundle with both versions, I'd prefer that they sync.  Otherwise, going from one to the other (walking home from work, then armchair in the evening) is awkward and time-consuming.

Please investigate what it would take to add this feature to all Bigger Pockets books that include both audio and e-text editions!  ASAP, of course, so I can start my own note investing education.

Anybody else out there who uses (or would like to use) text/audio syncing, please chime in!  Thanks.

That would be awesome!!! I use that feature on almost every book that offers it, and it completely changes the experience of consuming content for the better!

Dan Dietz

@Daniel Dietz -- thanks for chiming in. I'm glad to hear from someone else who uses this great value-add in Kindle.  It's totally changed my son's reading experience too -- text-to-digital-voice just doesn't communicate meaning the same way that an actual human narrator does.  Hope BP can add it to everything soon!

@Mindy Jensen - I knew you'd be right on it. Thanks!! :-)

Marketing plus - for folks to like to read and listen, with WhisperSync you'll get more customers buying both versions, especially if bundled at 1.5 x single version price . . .

Just noticed that Set for Life, which I bought for College Son in both Kindle and Audible when it came out (and was NOT WhisperSynced at that time), is now WhisperSync-set.  Yippee!  

Thanks  and kudos to the Bigger Pockets publishing team for being responsive to reader feedback.

@Mindy Jensen @Scott Trench

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