My Second Solo Episode of Talking Audiobooks

Click here to access this week’s episode online or subscribe in iTunes. I thought this episode also turned out good. I’m feeling pretty comfortable hosting the show, growing the audience is the biggest worry I have these days.

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Enter the Audiobooks.com Audiobook Month Giveaway!

The folks at Audiobooks.com are celebrating Audiobook Month with a lot of specials and giveaways. The biggest of these is a monthly giveaway where you can win (among other things) a 32GB iPad, or 1 of 30 yearly gift subscriptions to audiobooks.com and other prizes.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking here. You can enter daily through the entire month of June and gain bonus entries by referring others.

I also suggest you check out this link for all the details on what Audiobooks.com is doing to celebrate June is Audiobook month.


Going Solo

Hello, everyone. It has been awhile since I’ve written anything of substance on my blog. I suppose it could be argued that such a thing has never happened but I’ll just leave that one alone. I have been very busy lately. So busy in fact that I am only now mentioning that my debut as the solo host of Talking Audiobooks aired on June 2. You can access that episode here and a book review I did here.

I am going to talk about the podcast and some of the things we’re doing in this post. However, I don’t want my blog to become nothing more than an advertisement for my podcast. The fact I want my blog to be more puts me in a bit of a spot.

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Audible Unveils May 2017 ‘2 for 1’ sale

I’ve been working on getting things ready to take over as the host of the Talking Audiobooks podcast (see my previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about). Most of what I have been doing has been related to social media but I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly I want to do on the show.
One question that I am still debating is how best to talk about sales that companies such as Audible have from time to time. This is an interesting question because unlike other things I might want to discuss on the show, these are more time sensative. A sale may last a few days and so it wouldn’t be helpful to anyone if I did an audio segment talking about a sale but it wasn’t published until the sale was over.
I have some ideas on how to handle this problem but I’m still trying certain things. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. For now though, and more than likely as things continue, I am still going to write about sales on this blog. Which finally brings me to the point of today’s post. Audible.com is having a 2 for 1 sale for members.

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ChristianAudio.com Free Download: Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst

Apologies for not getting to this earlier but the monthly free download from ChristianAudio.com is Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst. The book is summarized thusly:

In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!

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Free Audiobook Download: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The folks over at Tantor Audio are offering a free download of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. This title is narrated by Lorna Raver and clocks in at an impressive 39 hours and 48 minutes, approximately.


The download is completely free. There is no need to sign up for anything or any other obligation. This will only be available for a limited time, so if you are interested, it is best to act quickly. All you will need is to sign up for a Tantor.com account if you don’t already have one. This is so you will have access to your audiobook library and it is completely free. They offer free downloads on a periodic basis and I always try and post them here. They also offer sales on CDs, MP3 CDs and downloads from time to time. Happy listening!


2017 Audie Award Nominations

The 2017 Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Award nominees were announced earlier today. I usually don’t care much about awards and don’t let what I watch or listen to be decided but what is or is not nominated for an award. But I am always interested in the Audie nominations and this year was no different.
You can see all of the nominated titles in 26 categories plus find reviews and sound clips by clicking here.

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Budgeting Better

In November of last year, I started thinking about things I would like to accomplish or do differently in 2017. I started to think about the way I was spending money particularly when it came to entertainment related purchases. That is when I decided to cut my cable down to the bare minimum and slash my SiriusXM package down to just the music channels. Those two things alone saved me about $110 a month.

Mind you, I didn’t do it because I was in financial distress or anything. I just felt like I could get more out of the money that I was spending if I did things a little different. So I sat down with a spreadsheet and ran some numbers and came up with a plan for 2017.

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New Discoveries

We reside comfortably in the information age. And quite frankly, more often than not, the too much information age. It is true that even for topics that we are really interested in following there can be too much to keep up with and it can be hard to prioritize what is most important to you and what you can let pass by unnoticed.

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Get 20% Off Your Next Movie or TV Show Purchase or Rental at Vudu

I don’t typically use Vudu to purchase or rent movies or TV shows. I’m more of an Amazon or especially iTunes kind of guy mostly for convenience purposes. However, 20% off your next purchase or rental is too good for even me to pass up.

How exactly does one get 20% off their next purchase or rental at Vudu? It is very easy, simply click here and enter the promo code WWEUNIVERSE.

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