Listen Up! Get a FREE Brainfluence Audio Book
I love audio books. They make being stuck in traffic bearable. Lengthy road trips pass more quickly, not to mention workouts at the gym. So, I was delighted last week when Wiley let me know that the audio rights for Brainfluence had been sold. I was careful not to get TOO excited, as Portuguese and Spanish rights for the book have been sold but, as far as I know, the actual books haven’t appeared. So, I was REALLY surprised when a few hours after learning of the rights sale a reader told me he had just downloaded the audiobook version of Brainfluence!
It turns out that Brainfluence is now available at Audible.com here. But, before you jump right over there, check out this cool back door that will save you at least a couple of bucks and maybe get you the audio book for free!
Amazon’s Back Door: Free Brainfluence and More!
As I was writing this post, I poked around Amazon.com a little and found a much better way to buy the same Brainfluence audio book. [Note: Amazon changes pricing frequently. Not every customer sees the same pricing, and buyers outside the U.S. may see entirely different offers. So, be warned what follows may not work…]
My first surprise was that while Audible has the Brainfluence audio book priced at $19.99, Amazon.com (who owns Audible.com), lists it for $17.99 – a quick couple of bucks in savings. But the real deal is signing up for a free trial membership to Audible via Amazon – you get Brainfluence AND another audio book free, plus some other benefits:
Your Amazon-exclusive Audible.com 30-day free trial membership includes:
- This audiobook free, plus a bonus audiobook of your choice
- 30% off any additional audiobooks you purchase
- A free daily audio subscription to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal
Sounds like a great deal to me, and, it seems, you can bail out of your 30 day free trial of Audible.com before the trial ends and not owe a penny! Of course, you may like Audible.com so much that you’ll stick around – I doubt if Amazon would make this offer if it didn’t convert a fair number of free trials into happy long-term customers. And remember, you have to go through Amazon.com to get the deal. Click here to see the Brainfluence audio book at Amazon. You can even listen to a sample of narrator Mark Ashby reading!
More disclaimers: This deal may have changed by the time you check it out. It may not work in your geographic area. And, I haven’t actually signed up for the trial to see exactly how it works. If you try it out, post a comment and let us know!
Want a hardcover copy of Brainfluence, or a Kindle or Nook version? Here are links for those:
With those reviews, I feel like I need to give this a read (or listen)!
Thanks, Jessica! Let us know if you try the “free trial” at Audible.com!
I just thought you will give us a link for a torrent file 🙂
PS I’m not just someone that does not want to pay but the economical culture I was raised in makes it hard for me/us to pay for digital goods.
the good thing is that as time passes (and the personal revenues rise) the people like me learn to struggle to make the rational decision to pay for digital goods (software, audiobooks, music).
maybe this can be a topic for you for a blog post.
PPS so, can I get a free audiobook copy? :))
I don’t think my publisher would approve of my posting a torrent link, Alex.
Actually, you provide a good example of the pain of paying. If you are used to paying little or nothing for digital content, even a modestly priced item will light up the pain center in your brain. It’s very much like seeing a cup of coffee for $15 if you never pay more than $1.50.
Thanks for stopping by!
the same “problem” is in mobile apps industry.
people have the “pain of paying” even the app is just $0.99
PS I’m a regular reader of you blog. Nice to read it.
Downloading now.Will let you know the feedback.
Great, Meena, looking forward to hearing about the experience. And, hope you find the book gives you some great takeaways!
I love audiobooks too, and I gladly paid for your book as I long ago got my free book from Amazon. The short chapters are great for listening in the car. But here’s the rub: in print, one can view the table of contents, and browse thru the book, and see the 100 chapter titles plus 100 take-aways. At times I feel like I’m lost in the audiobook, and I’ll definitely lose the long-term value of being able to browse in the future. Even a copy of a table of contents would ground me, and also be available to remind me of all your great advice. Maybe you could post a table of contents on your website?
Great idea, Eloise, let me see if I can do that in some way. In general, navigation is difficult in audiobooks. They are great for novels, but more challenging for business books where you may want to refer back to an earlier idea, make notes, etc. On the other hand, business audiobooks definitely let me consume more business content by letting me listen in the gym, car, etc.
Actually, I suppose you could have said “so buy another copy, sucker!” In fact, your open response and acknowledgment of the issue makes me more likely to simply buy a second copy. Must be Brainfluence!
Actually, Eloise, I think the original “Kindle Sample” at Amazon had the table of contents. The problem was, that was ALL it had because the TOC is quite long due to its inclusion of the subheadings. So, now it has some actual text.
Ouch opening with free, Roger Dooley! “Great anchor pricing” lol