Wattpatt and Soundcloud have partnered up to allow authors the ability to include sounds, effects or narration in their stories. This new feature will first be implemented in their Android app with broader support rolling out soon.
“Audio clips can bring stories to life. Wattpad writers can use sound effects to add impact to a story, narrate an excerpt, or share a playlist to entertain their readers in a new way,” said Tarun Sachdeva, head of product at Wattpad.
I think Wattpad may be onto something with their new initiative with Soundcloud. Traditionally there is separation between an e-book and an audiobook, but Wattpad is hoping to blend the two together.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.