Audio books?

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  1. S.B.Nova

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    Wow, well, seems like it's definitely worth me investing in having an audiobook done then!
     
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    You should take in consideration that any file that can be uploaded to a computer (audiobook or kindle book) will eventually be uploaded to Torrent.
     
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    Oh, you've been published? :eek:

    Yeah, that's true, but I think for beginning writers that can be an advantage too. If someone who illegally downloaded your audio book really loved it, he will look for other stuff by you.. And if it's not available for free, he'll buy your new stuff. So in the end, you get a new customer/fan because he illegally downloaded your book in the first place.
     
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    Most torrenters are torrenting only because they don't want to pay. Only few are torrenting because the content they want is not for available on regular places.

    Viral advertisement of that sort is not easy to get. You usually only get it as a result of some other ongoing marketing strategy. Unless you generate a really big critical mass, free downloads are more likely just people taking the stuff for free.
     
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    I didn't mentioned it as a bad thing. i just wanted you to take it into account.
    Free download for a new writer are good and bad at the same time.
    My book has an average of one sell for every 100 free downloads. In the beginning i was angry about that. If i would get paid for half of these free books i could fund the editing for my next book and some. But I also noticed that it started to sell out of my circle of friends and family. The only why these buyers could hear about the book was through people that downloaded it for free.
     
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    Well, there have been authors like Paulo Coelho that have uploaded their manuscript to a torrent site. You never know, maybe it could help future sales via word-of-mouth? :)
     
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    Wow, congratz!
     
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    yes, congratz!!!
    and as i said; there is good and bad in any direction you pick.
     
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    Where do you guys get your audiobooks? I know that LibriVox is a good source for free audiobooks, but the quality isn't always the best and they only have public domain stuff. Any recommendations?
    I've bought two audiobooks via Audible, but I don't want to have to subscribe again to get another one, because I only rarely buy them. :oops:
     
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    Audible.com, which is owned by Amazon is the best I know of. You certainly can't beat the selection.
    Once you've been a monthly subscriber for awhile, you get all kinds of deals... half price sales, buy one credit get another free credit, and three or four $4.95 sales a year. Also, if you really hate a book you can get your monthly credit back, which I've done twice without any argument. Another thing, some writers are very appreciative of their fans and release free short stories from time to time. Last week Michael Sullivan, the writer behind the popular Riyria Chronicles, released some short tales that are consistent with the series but are still standalones.

    The reason I like owning the audiobooks, is because half the books I get are science related and usually pretty intense in the cutting edge physics department, and I can easily listen to them more than once without getting bored. And another thing, I have never in my life taken a sleeping pill, because nothing drops me off to sleep faster than listening to an audiobook, even a really captivating one.:)
     
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    Shortly after posting I decided to give Audible another try after all, and although I had used a free 30-day trial last year I could make use of one again, so I got another audiobook for free (which would be the third one that I own and didn't pay for :D). I listened to it at the gym, and at the current rate I'll need another audiobook soon, so I might just stick with it for a while. After a day full of reading research-related stuff I can finally enjoy some fiction this way. :)
     
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    Yarr!

    I hope you know where
     
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    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    Wait, what? I did that to myself, no help from you needed. You don't get the credit :D
     
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    I recall that time when we were at the Bulldog Cafe in Amsterdam and you wouldn't drink a beer with me, or smoke a joint, but I told you to "try this" and you got fucked up listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire audiobook.:p
     
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    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    Go home, Sparrow, you're drunk :p
     
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    But I'm more attractive and fascinating when I'm drunk.:rolleyes:
     
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    Pigs in Heaven

    I'm a great fan of audiobooks, and I love the work of Barbara Kingsolver and John Milton on audiobook.

    They're great for pre-bedtime or for autumn car rides.
     
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    I'm starting to like them now - after having to listen to my own stories on audio to proof them! I'm listening to The Woman in Room 10 now :)
     
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