Posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Those of you who looked forward to Audible’s Captions feature might want to pause for a moment.

The feature, currently in beta and officially launching in September, will add text to audiobooks, as one might have guessed from its name.

Simon & Schuster, the Association of American Publishers, and the Authors Guild are among the industry heavyweights objecting to it, calling it a copyright infringement and a violation of contracts.

Audible hasn’t shown the feature to publishers yet, according to Publishers Weekly, and said in a statement that Captions “does not replicate or replace the print or eBook reading experience.”

You can read the range of complaints about Audible Captions from agents, presses, and more in PW.

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