An audio book is a recording that is principally of the verbal words. It is often based on a recording of viably available materials on paper. However, this is not always the case, nor is this necessary to fit the meaning of an audio book. These books were not projected to be a book but it is an audio version of a book. Such books are mainly good for car rides and for people who face problems in reading or do not like to read. However, these books are also very useful for the blind people.In the decade of 1980, major efforts have been made to attract the book merchants. With the entrance of various renowned publishers, these books become the part of every bookstore. The books mainly hold the context of a regular book but in an audible format. Various media types such as Cassettes and CDs are being used to record or store these books. These audio books could be of great advantage to the blind or illiterate people.In the year 1931, a radio program was established by the Congress. This program was meant to help the blind adults. This program was known as Books for the Adult Blind Project. In the year 1932, The American Foundation for Blinds developed the foremost talking books. Mr. J.P. Harrington, an anthropologist, has contributed a lot in making such books a great success.These books were mainly developed for the blind persons. However with the regular development in this field, these books are now also treated as the learning material for the people suffering from mental problems such as dyslexia. These spoken books also arrived as totally dramatised editions of the printed books. These dramatised spoken books sometimes called upon a complete cast, music and sound effects to entertain their audiences. Considering this stream of these books, Audie Awards are being given away every year during spring. These awards are given in several categories.Audio Books are also being used for courseware for children. There are many websites available, through which the interested persons can buy their favourite books. However, a range of cheap books are also obtainable on these web portals.
You get used to reading books while in school, college and even post graduation. Once you are out of school and join the rat race of competition and making a living you tend to forget that you were once a voracious reader and loved books the most. Once you have made some thing out of your life and settled to a comfortable life to read the thought reoccurs. You crave to get hold of a good book to read (or even take to bed with you.) and you realize that you are miles away from your literate friends and do not have access to any library, or a book store or informative publications like New York Times Book Review. You have no way of knowing which book to read and which to get from where.Probably the best way to find which book to read is to look at book club recommendations. Naturally you would want to know as to which book club meets your tastes so that your search gets narrowed only to those books might interest you.MAIL-ORDER BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATIONSAlmost all of us who have been voracious book readers joined one mail-order book club or the other when we started reading books seriously. That was of course a long time ago and there is no guarantee that those exist even now or not. The most popular mail-order book clubs now are:1. Book-of -the-Month Club.2. Quality Paperback Books3. The Literary Guild.Mail-order clubs have an objectionable attribute. They will send you a book automatically according to your profile listed with them or send a notification so that you may order book/s. You either order the book and pay for it or if sent automatically, send it back with in a short period or pay. Moreover the title listings may not be of the current bestsellers but of those that old publications and are left on their shelf too long for their comfort.T.V. BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATIONSCharlie Rose’s author interviews, aired in America over PBS affiliated stations and Oprah’s Book Club. Charlie Rose’s interviewed are a motley of different subjects and a very few cover authors, However the authors he chooses are all modern-day fiction and non fiction writers who provide coherent and logical motivation to have a look at their books. Some of the authors that Charlie Rose has interviewed are Toni Morrison, Tom Clancy, Maureen Dowd, James Risen and Seamus Heany.Oprah Book Club, on the other hand does not limit itself to only interviews. She picks authors of books she likes and then initiates a discussion on the book which furnishes a beneficial insight into the content of the book. Oprah recommends almost all of Toni Morrison’s works-books along with books of the likes of Wally Lamb’s ” She’s Come Undone and Kaye Gibson’s ” Ellen Foster”INTERNET BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATIONSThere are a number of book groups and clubs online to suit individual tastes. Depending upon your profile you can choose from them. For teens on the lookout for highly recommended bestsellers, TeenInk.com is fantastic place for books of their interest.
Communities like FocusonFiction.net itemize the best books for Christians and is a perfect place for Christians who are fond of reading fiction.Nextbooks.org has an extensive and comprehensive archive of Jewish literature.
Storycode.com has an innovative search engine for recommending books.At [http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.htm] you will find the 100 best novels of all times.Here is one wishing you a very happy reading for a longtime to come.
Reselling e-books is a widely popular online business used by many people for making money using the internet. The investment required is less and the profit you can generate has no limits. When you are able to sell your e-book to more customers then you can make more money. It all depends on your marketing strategies and the effort you take in promoting the product.Now that you have your reselling website setup or you use eBay to sell the e-books. When you market correctly to the potential customers they will turn as potential buyers and you can make money. You can use a simple trick to logically increase your profit in every sale of the e-book. The best strategy is to up-sell the e-book to customers.Up-selling means that you can sell the e-book for a higher price. Instead of selling an e-book for $7 you can sell it for $20. There is a logical trick to do this. You can give a one time offer for your customers for up-selling the e-book. You offer something more than the e-book for an additional cost. A sure percentage of your customers will definitely take up the offer when you price the one time offer around $20.You can offer extra e-books or the audio version of the e-book as a one time offer. You can use the give away e-books for your customer in the offer. Also you can sell the resell rights of the book at an additional cost. This means that when a customer buys the e-book with the resale rights then the buying customer can also sell the e-book. This is a most common way used by many people for up-selling e-books.Selling resale rights require some additional points to be considered. You can sell the resale rights only when you are allowed to do so. When you don’t have the license to sell the resale rights then you will be denied of this approach.If you have your own e-book to be sold, then there are no limits for up-selling them. You can offer additional e-books and you can sell the resale rights. Since you are the author of your own e-book you can provide anything you wish for your customers.When you own an e-book with private label rights then it is legal to sell the resale rights. You have to be careful when you are selling the resale rights. You have to first understand what rights you have with the e-book and you must not forfeit the law for up-selling e-books.On the other hand, when you have master resell rights then you are at your freedom to up-sell the e-book of your choice. You can very well offer the resale rights for your customer for an extra charge. When the e-book you are selling is hot then you will have more customers buying the additional resale rights. You can decide what rights you are providing for your customers.The one time offer can be offered to the customers before or after the sale. Both the approaches are successful but mostly before the sale approach is seen widely used by the resellers. You can choose any approach by having a generic idea about the mindset of your customers.Once you have convinced your customer to buy the e-book you can provide the options. The customer can buy the e-book and make use of it personally or he can buy the resale rights and sell the e-books to others. Depending on the needs, the customer will choose one option. If he chooses to buy the resale rights then you are successful in up-selling the e-book.The after sale approach offers resale rights to the customer, after he has made the sale. You can provide the resell rights as an upgrade to the finished sale to benefit the customer. You can charge something around $20 for this.This is a perfectly legal as you are selling the rights which you own. If the e-book has links to your business website, then you can easily market your website by reselling e-books which is more profitable.