A few weeks ago, I sold the first copy of my book about Job. Within hours, the reader posted a couple of typos to my Proofreading Payoffs page.
I was astounded. How on earth could someone have read the whole book that quickly?
Well, it turns out he didn’t actually read the book. This was the Kindle version, which I released first. He had downloaded it to his phone, and then used audio software to have the book read to him. He could hear the typos, because they made irrational sentences.
This got me to thinking, listening to a book might be a good alternative to reading a book.
So, then to my library: I had a book I had read a few times: Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce L. Shelley. It was in tatters. It’s large book, and it was broken into two pieces, in addition to its other issues. So, I decided to buy another copy.
When I went to buy it, I noticed four formats: Kindle, paperback, hardback, and CD. Since I was already amazed at how quickly my reader got through my book, I decided to order it on CD, instead of my normal way, on paper.
I am, yet again, amazed. I’m only halfway through it, but I have become a firm believer in the value of audio books. I can do other things while listening. I only received it this week, and I’m already a third to halfway through its 500+ pages.
I recommend giving audio books a try. It’s a wonderful way to “read”.