SNM151: How to Get Audiobooks For Free

You don’t have to shell out big bucks for audiobooks (even mine!) It turns out that libraries are more than just a place to get yelled at for talking too loud.  You can now access your library without leaving your house.

Free Content is the Best Content

Libraries are one of those great resources that so many people have forgotten about. Most of us think of the library as a place to go and use a computer.

It’s the place where someone shouts at you for talking too loud, but at least you get some free Wi-Fi. And yet the library is so much more it’s filled with massive amounts of content.

It’s filled with all of this information and entertainment that is designed to keep the masses educated. It’s a free resource. You can get yourself an Ivy League education using public libraries.

So many of us miss the amazing value that the local public library has to offer.

Audiobooks are the Future

Right now audiobooks are growing faster than any other segment of the market. E-books are dominating. Paperbacks are still doing really, really well and making a bit of a comeback. But audiobooks consistently grow faster than these other two platforms.

Audiobooks allow you to read without using your eyes.

I spend so much time on the computer, that my eyes get exhausted.  I turned to audiobooks to fill that gap…and I’m not the only one.

People Enjoy Audio Content

We are a generation of people who loves our content on demand. From podcasts to television shows to movies, we want to click a button and start enjoying the moment we feel like it.

With an audiobook on your phone, you can absorb the content very quickly. And it’s awesome.

You download the book to your app and you listen to it at your leisure. More people are commuting, more people are traveling, more people are in situations where they want to absorb content through audio.

When I’m sitting on a plane, I love to read a book but when I’m walking through the airport I can’t read at the same time. I have to walk and trudge from gate to gate bored.

Maybe you have to drive to work every day and it’s a nightmare. You have to drive this massive distance to and from work. That’s a great time to listen to an audiobook.

On today’s episode, I’ll be covering exactly how you can get unlimited audio books for free.

Show Notes:


Key Points:

  1. Start working on something else to cleanse the palate
  2. Make your outlines one step deeper
  3. Use free-form writing exercises to release your mind

Resources Mentioned:


20K a Day

Kindle Book Description Generator

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon


Most other links can be found in my TOOLBOX


Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com


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Adding it audiobook for free on today's episode today's episode is brought to you by FCM Rush started in 2008 with one mission to make online competition fair and transparent with equal opportunities for all to find out how I see a rush help you compete with the big boys go to Servo\SEM rush today are you tired of dealing with your boss you feel underpaid and underappreciated if you want to make it online fire your boss and start living your retirement dreams now then you come to the right place welcome to serve no master pod where you learn how to open new revenue streams and make money while you sleep presented life from a tropical island in the South Pacific by best-selling author Jonathan Greene now your post damage to my vision my options for absorbing books for pulling a continent a body of change I can still read books on my Kindle which is awesome but someday my eyes are so tired I just want to rest up I want to put on a mask or cover my eyes and really just give them some time to reset to neutral which really helps them heal I noticed that a lot of people who consume my books and content prefer audio format that's why every course comes with MP3 versions of every single lesson all my books have audiobook format in fact my latest book 20 K day which just what life this week on Amazon it's still in the early prelaunch phase 1 just showing it with my eternal audience it's already up for auditions for the audiobook reader I want the narrator on the case as quickly as possible that's one of the first thing they like to get taken care of in one of my books I know it's important for content that way now if you want a free copy of any of my books you can always get the audiobook version free when you join audible and I have those special links for each of my books available below this episode and on their individual book pages you can always grab the audiobook version for free I'm happy for you to do that by what I want to ship today something even better I've been researching ways to get in the audiobook game I looked at the honorable thing and it's okay really get one or two books a month and with how much I consume a lecture that's enough I said that's gotta be a better way doors must be another option I begin to do some research remembering that its public libraries often have loads of audiobooks in the big big big vibrate fan ever lived I was merely drawing the library and just begin to tear through all the content in almost all public libraries in America are run by the same platform called overdrive this is a software platform it's also an app for your smart phones in your computer devices in this particular app manages audiobooks in the same way that's my Kindle manages my e-books so with this app I can fill up a library with up to 10 books inside my phone that I can listen to at my leisure in fact this morning for cornice I just listen to prologue to the book the last ship my wife watched the show for couple of seasons as with anything over time we had less time to watch it but we enjoyed the first season after two seasons of that show and I thought all this is a book but I want to listen to stride out to make overdrive working you to think she'd have any library card so join your local library most every local library is free to matter where you live I've never had to pay a membership fee and we join the local library connects all the audiobooks look Libra has with your app and so when you do a search to see all the books are available in your library know somethings are interesting because there are books that are out it'll say all the books have been rented or whatever the term is I forget what they call would take a book the lever check out it's interesting because I noticed the digital file you have unlimited times but with their trying to create in this microcosms of artificial fiber universe where your library card determines which library Axis II determines which books you have access to so the tons of books on overdrive that I don't have access to my particular library has about 10,000 audiobooks of that which is certainly one that I can listen to a lifetime but that all and don't listen to one of them a book so I read for their genres that I don't read so you join your local library you input your card number you do this like digital login thing once in overdrive I'll be honest the first time is that of overdrive it's terrible it's really confusing it took me almost an hour to get it working if the login a certain way then registered and logged into your local library different way it's all rather convoluted unfortunately you totally tell that it's a program that only works if the government certainly something that no private organization can never succeed with but remember get everything for free once you get set up now if you don't have a local library if you like mean you're living internationally are you living in a country you can join certain libraries in America for very low fees I looked at the library where my family lives and for just $250 year remember the library if you live in the area and I thought that's ridiculous she did more research I found that Fairfax Virginia library charge you $27 year which is very reasonable to two dollars a month a little more than that totally worth it so I sent it to their library card on Sunday they sent me an email two or three days later say what you $27 your account becomes activated they sent me all my login details username password and immediately I was able to start using overdrive with 10,000 audiobooks over $27 year I get access to all I can listen to once I see books that I like I click download I add them to my bookshelf and I can have up to 10 books just like on my Kindle second 10 audiobooks I just have to wait for them to download the files are much larger than can the files of course is its audio files are big each chapter is bigger than single podcast episode from me while this file is downloading I can do more research and mark other books that I want to read later on or things like that I don't have 10 books that I clicked each book you get for 21 days switch I got from my particular library so 21 days associations audiobooks and some of her quite long most audiobooks are anywhere from 8 to 20 hours you get a Stephen King book it might be 50 hours so it's more than of content can be happy I think I chose five or six books only half of them downloaded yet this is really a great resource that I recommend I think it's very valuable so yes it's a way you can get access to loads of books here's where we help each other you can't request books that they don't have if you go in there and you see that they don't have one of my books which they probably don't not allow libraries or cancer of the master book yet you can request it so when you log in overdrive and you're looking alive or just type in circle master will break normative 20 K day and you can find my book in the directory and just click request say I want my library to have it you look clever a person to make a request to keep a copy of my physical book there all these things are goals for me very Bible to me I would love to have my books and audiobooks in every single library in American all the world I gladly do it for free if I know to do that I want to get my message out to my content out there and having to share with people in the believer in libraries so I'm happy all my content after the way to start that process is for you to simply request that's all you have to do if enough people requested from your library and a progressive member live with and eventually you can get all my books for free your local library so this is actually way for you to get my content free which I'm happy for you know I love giving away stuff this is a win-win because of course elaborate pays a cool fee to the pledging platform some covered their I arty have my paperback versions set up to go to libraries and academic institutions anyone want my books gets access to them so anyway you want to observe my content it's out there so the little bit benefit for you you get unlimited free audiobooks lament for me if you get my books put into this platforms and happy to do it I would love to have my audiobooks in every single platform in the world and available to more more people so again the civil processes you go to your local library get yourself a library card if you have one make sure you get there online information say on you using the passwords I can use this online what you have using a password to log into their website if the same is a password you use inside overdrive once you register for overdrive to the sweet little app lets you download of 10 audiobooks at the time unfortunately not every single audiobook in the world is in there there are tons of audiobooks audible have this app doesn't have but if you're looking to consume a lot of content and you love listen to audiobooks this is a great way to save yourself some money it's a great way to get loads of awesome content and I'm a big believer in audiobooks of a big believer in getting maximum value for minimum expense so even though yes everything a person falls we could buy the audiobook version of my book I love that just as happy for you all to request libraries carry my books and get the message out there as well so your homework for today is whatever type of phone you smart phone iPhone Samsung android maybe you would have that new blackberry that just came out with fine download that overdrive app begin the process getting access to unlimited free audiobooks it's really awesome step you can take and it's exactly how I enjoy free audiobooks everything thank you for listening to this week's episode serves no master make sure you subscribe so you never miss another episode will be back tomorrow with more tips and tactics on how to restate that rat rings over to serve no now for your chance to win a free copy of Jonathan's bestseller serve no master all you have to do is leave a five-star review of this podcast see you tomorrow thank you for listening to serve no master podcast head over to Servo\podcasts right now to find out how you can win a free copy of my brand-new book

Jonathan Green

Living the dream on a tropical island, Jonathan is the author of Serve No Master and the host of the Serve No Master Podcast.

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