When I buy books, I tend to be quite specific about the editions I choose. I compare the various cover designs, then pick the ones I like best. The largest obstacle to obtaining my preferred book editions is when they go out-of-print. In those cases, buying them second-hand is the only option. That’s why I recently decided to order via AbeBooks.
Last week I discovered this simple but magnificent iOS app called Leio. Leio is a reading tracker. Much like a fitness tracker, it has a timer, computes speed and allows you to set goals — except, the focus is on reading.
Three months ago I weighed in on the Kindle Oasis ahead of its release date. I noted the features I wished Amazon had announced and evaluated what they did announce. The Kindle Oasis wasn’t the ideal device that I wished for but in the end, I still decided to upgrade from my Kindle Paperwhite (2012).
I wanted an ebook reader since I was 9 years old. That was in 1999. Back then they didn’t exist in the market. Hardly any bibliophile even dreamt of one. I first learnt of its early developments through Medizini, a monthly poster magazine for children available at German apothecaries. They used to have a column predicting inventions of the near and distant future. None fascinated me more than a tablet for reading digital books.
Last year a third of the books I read were audiobooks. Naturally, those who noticed asked me where I get all my audiobooks from. They’re usually more expensive than hardcover books and so, are the least economic formats for our wallets. Still, I think the higher prices are justified because you’ve got to pay the narrators too. That being said, there are many ways to acquire audiobooks without sacrificing a days’ worth of meals. With that, I present to you ten ways to acquire audiobooks!