Where to Buy E-Books? I’m Giving Out Free Audio Book And Other Freebies!

To follow up on my previous post on e-books, here are my favorite sites where I’d normally purchase them.

where to buy e-books

eReader.com was the first site that I bought my e-books when I was still using a Palm device. Being a Barnes & Noble company, their ereader software can also be used on devices running Windows, Windows Mobile, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Linux platform. You only need to buy the books once and you can read the same title from any device.

Beside the interoperability, they also offer credit points each time you make a purchase. The credit points act like rebates to deduct from future purchases. Every now and them, they offer huge discounts and seasonal clearances. You can always hunt for many free or cheap ebooks under “Free ebooks” and “Cheap ebooks” categories found at their site.

where to buy e-books

Mobipocket.com is also a popular site that many e-book users like to purchase from. I like the benefits of their seamless synchronization feature eg. between my hand-held device (PDA phone) and PC.

Although the ebooks there are generally more expensive than the ones found at eReader.com, you can find many free and cheap titles there.

Unfortunately at the time of writing this, Mobipocket still hasn’t support the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android platforms. I hope that they’re developing their ereader softwares for these two top platforms, otherwise they’re gonna lose a big chunk of the market share. I’m holding back buying from Mobipocket for now.


where to buy e-books

Unlike e-books for reading, Audible provides audio books for listening, and is owned by Amazon. I find that listening to audio books gives me a different learning experience (different sense, extra dimension) than reading.

There are times when I just want to rest my eyes, or simply just listen to a favorite part of the book as I go to bed, audiobooks on my iPod nano really come in real handy. Probably the biggest benefit for me is when I’m on the road; when I’m commuting in public transportations or driving my car, I could always make those times profitable by learning and listening to audio books. Traffic jams no longer get on my nerves now. Sometimes, I even welcome them. It takes me at least 2 hours to get to my workplace and back home every day. So, in a month I spend over 40 hours commuting. In 3 years, that’s about 1500 hours! That’s over 60 days of my life wasted if I don’t fill them with useful learning-listening.

Most of Audible’s audio books are of high quality, and many of them are narrated by great voices including celebrities which encompasses famous authors-speakers like Stephen R. Covey, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins, and actors like Elijah Wood, Tim Curry, Casey Affleck and many more.

Audible software is available on all popular platforms like iPod/iPhone/iPad, Mac, all Windows-based devices, Android and Blackberry.

Also, Audible memberships work on subscription basis. For the regular Gold Membership you only pay $7.49 per month for the first 3 months. Thereafter, you only pay $14.95 per month. You can cancel the membership at any time. Audio books found on Audible are much cheaper than those sold in CDs at retail outlets.


Benefits of AudibleListener Gold Membership

  • One monthly credit, good for any audiobook you choose to download
  • 30% off any audiobook purchased without a credit
  • Save up to 75% off of CD audiobook retail prices
  • Free daily subscription to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal
  • Member-exclusive sales and promotion

Audible also offers other membership plans ie. Platinum, but I’d advise newcomers to try their Gold Membership first. I’ve been a Gold member for nearly 3 years and so far that’s enough to serve my needs. During the 3 years, there were a few months when I requested to out my account on hold (I don’t get the monthly credit, so I don’t pay for those months) as I wanted to focus re-listening to my earlier purchases before stacking up with new purchases. Audible was happy to comply to my request. The services from the Audible support has been satisfactory to me.

Every now and then, they’d drop their price on certain titles and even give out freebies. This benefit can only be enjoyed by paid subscribers.

Being an affiliate, I can now invite my readers to subscribe to Audible. If you act fast by clicking on this Audible link or the Audible banner under my post, you can get a free audio book to get started in the 14-day trial. And at anytime you’re unsatisfied with Audible, you can unsubscribe and still keep that free audio book. As an extra bonus, I’m throwing in surprise freebies worth over $100. All you have to do is forward the subscription email to contact@fitmindfitlife.com, and I’ll email the bonuses to you within 48 hours. How about that?


Hurry, Download Audible Now!

I know audio books from Audible have added tremendous value into my life in my quest as a lifelong-learner. And I hope you can profit and enjoy the same benefits as well.

Happy listening and reading! Happy feeding your mind!

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