Audiobook Month

h1 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 20pt;} h2 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 18pt;} body {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 15pt;} Hi there guys, Vee here! June is Audiobook Month and to celebrate it, I wanted to write a blog post for you all. I will be talking about ways to celebrate audiobooks, where to buy them and I’ll be asking you your opinion on them.

How to Celebrate Audiobook Month

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Audiobook Month including the obvious: listening to audiobooks. But there are more ways including hosting a “Readathon” with friends or in your own book club. Host an event at your house or at your local library and bring cake and make a day of it. Make sure everyone is interested in the book though!

If you’re looking for more of a relaxed way of celebrating the month, then simply listen to audiobooks on your way to work or in your room – it may be a good way to unwind after a hard day.

You could write a blog post, like me, about how you’re celebrating Audiobook Month and what your favourites are.

You could host a bookish giveaway on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook where the entrants need to tell you their favourite book and share your post in order to enter. This also boosts your social media traffic – or even blog traffic if you decide to host it on your blog.

Audiobooks Vs Physical Books

I’ve seen lots of posts about how audiobooks don’t count towards reading as you’re listening. I think this is why I struggle with them as I always feel like I’m not working towards my reading goal. But ultimately, you are taking the time to listen to them and, as a bonus, it relieves stress. You are reaching your goal because when you finish listening, you have finished that book, regardless of whether you’re listening or reading.

I’m more comfortable with reading books the traditional way and I still struggle with reading on my iPad because I’m so used to the physical thing. But Audiobooks are a blessing in so many ways. They aren’t too time consuming and you can listen while you’re at work or doing chores. Because no one wants to walk into something while they’re reading!

I confess I’ve only listened to a few audiobooks and these are the Series of Unfortunate Events discs which my mum bought me as a child (I still listen to them!). One problem I found as a child (but a blessing to my mum) is that I would always fall asleep and miss a few chapters.

I will always love physical books more than anything but I’m thinking of subscribing to an audiobook app for convenience. This brings me onto my next topic which is…

Audiobook Sites

I’m going to be giving you a brief overview of some audiobook sites that I think you may enjoy perusing!

Scribd

Scribd is a site you pay to read books and audiobooks on and they offer a free 30 day trial for you to see if you like it . You can cancel this trial at any time. You can browse and read a range of books from contemporary to political, audiobooks and magazines.

If you would like to check out their website, just click here. They also have a really beautiful Instagram feed full of bookish photos and quotes if you want to take a look here.

Audiobooks.com

Similar to Scribd, Audiobooks.com allows you to have a 30 day free trial and they give you your first book for free. However, after your trial you’ll be given one book each month for £7.99 but you can buy additional credits if you want to listen to more.

You can download the app on iOS and Android for free. You can listen to books on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. You can cancel your subscription at any point.

Audible

Audible is an Amazon company that has over 200,000 books to choose from. And you get your first book for free, regardless of price.

Audible offers a similar package to Audiobooks.com and gives you a 30 day free trial and after that it’s £7.99 a month. You can cancel this at any time. The app is free to download and the books will be waiting in your library.

Perks include:

  • You get to keep any books even if you cancel your membership
  • You can exchange audiobooks for free
  • Receive 70% off additional audiobooks if you’re an exclusive member
  • Members can get unlimited listening to short audio programs  

Let me know in the comments below your opinion on audiobooks and how you’ll be celebrating Audiobook Month.

Don’t forget to follow my Facebook page and Instagram. Until next time, Vee x

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