Free Audio Books Vs. The Old Fashioned Books

In the last two decades a new concept has arisen – The concept of listening to a book instead of reading it. The audio book technology is still developing but audio books are getting more and more popular. However, the old fashioned book is still the much more common than any other method. In this article we will elaborate on the differences between these two book methods:

1. Size and Weight – The audio book does not have the limitation of the the size and the amount of the printing words. The technology advance imposes the size of the audio book. The newest audio books could be stored as an audio file in mobile electronic devices as Ipod or Palm pilot.

2. Convenience – The audio book has the limitation of listening only from certain predefined points or from the exact point one stopped listening the last time. Reading an old fashioned book is much more flexible of course. If you only want to go through a book without reading it from start to end, do not even consider getting an audio book.

3. Listening to an audio book could be done anywhere anytime – while exercising in the gym, driving through the heavy traffic to work etc. It helps you make the most of your time. Reading the old fashioned book requires certain conditions like concentration and quiet and relaxed surroundings.

4. Price – Surprisingly, in general the old fashioned books costs less than audio books. Depending on the different titles and different methods of audio books it can vary. Among the audio books, audio books on MP3 files are the less expensive ones.

5. The experience – the experience of reading a book is unique and can not be the same as listening to audio books. In addition, audio books do not have drawings in them like some of the old fashioned books.

Summing up, we believe that audio books and the old fashioned books could exist together one besides the other and not one instead of the other.

Online Radio – 10 Publicity Boosting Shows For Books

Online radio shows are an effective method to reach readers.

Online radio shows provide a fun platform for authors to discuss their books and reach targeted listeners. Free or low-cost, online radio shows are more accessible to pitch than larger stations and allow listeners the ability to stream or download the interview. The author interview can later be downloaded on computers, mobile devices or used for marketing purposes.

There are a lot of online radio shows, but few shows have a professional host, format and content that will attract and retain listeners. Airing weekly or daily, below are ten online radio shows to boost publicity, gain online traffic and maybe sell some books.

AAMBC – Hosted by Tamika Newshouse, president of the African Americans on the Move Book Club, the show interviews authors, industry tips and holds a annual awards show.

Artistsfirst.com – Provides interviews and promotions for artists. Many authors go onto the show. A donation is requested.

Authorspeak – Hosted by Michelle Green, the show interviews authors and provides a occasionally has a poetry jam.

Black Author’s Network – Hosted by Ella Curry, owner of EDC Creations. The show covers a wide variety of topics and a consistent presence of black authors discussing books.

3chicksonlit.com- 3 Chicks On Lit is a Hip, Fun, and Sassy Literary Hour!

Dedan Tolbert Show – Hosted by Dedan Tolbet, the show concentrates on positive relationships and provides relationship advice for listeners. Interviews a variety of individuals. Authors and books are fused into show topics. Airs daily.

From Cover to Cover – Hosted by best selling authors Pat Tucker and Reshonda Tate Billingsley. From Cover to Cover is broadcasted on FM and streamed online. The show provides industry tips, panel discussions and author interviews.

Literary Pizzazz – Hosted by Pam Osbey. The show provides in features authors, publishers, young writers and spoken word artists.

Mz Optimizm – Hosted by Shauna Blaze, Mz. Optimizm. The show covers a variety of topics including business and authors.

Writers Life Chats – Hosted by Kisha Green, Writers Life Chats is a show open to all types of writing. The show provides chats about the writer’s life and offers advice for aspiring writers. Airs weekly.

Use the list to set a foundation for your online radio presence. Check and follow the submission guidelines to pitch a show. Prepare for the interview and provide a great interview. The host provides the platform, but you have to make the interview memorable.