Where in the World Can You SYNC?

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 12, 2018


Did you know you can download many of 2018's free SYNC audiobooks anywhere in the world? AudioFile Magazine works with both large and small audiobook publishers each SYNC season to acquire a summer's worth of audiobooks for teens and international rights vary from title to title. This year, however, comes with a listening bounty for international listeners.


Of the 26 free audiobooks coming to US participants in SYNC this summer, 19 are available without regard to any international restrictions. That means listeners in any country can download and keep them. Of the 26 total titles, 25 will be available for participants in Canada. The other exceptions to free access abroad, which all relate to both unique titles and very specific country limitations, can be found on our Listeners Outside the US page.

In the past, we've received some general questions about accessing SYNC internationally that suggest it would help to have this information available for prospective participants:

All 26 free audiobooks are available within any part of the United States, as well as on US military bases overseas.

The audiobooks remain exactly the same as the commercially published version so SYNC audiobooks remain in English no matter where you download them.

The reason that not all titles are available everywhere has to do with licensing rights and agreements made between publishers, authors, and distributors. We do try to make a quantity of the season's selections open to all, regardless of geography, and this year it looks like we have been pretty successful.

In addition to information about listening outside the US, you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions and other help on our home page.

With just two weeks until blast off, now's the time to make sure you're prepared!  For the necessary links to help get your equipment ready, you can also visit our help site.

Please share this post so even more teen listeners can get free audiobooks all summer!

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