Audiobook Discounts for April 2008

Spring is finally here and this post is to notify you of the special discounts that are available for audio books via CreateTimeAudio for the month of April 2008.  There are more than 20 special offers on our audio book discounts page.  As usual they are in a variety of categories.  Believe it or not I am still in the "New Year, New Me" mood and therefore am recommending 2 audio books that focus on improving your life and acheiving your life goals.

The first audio book is Joel Osteen’s  "Become a Better You".  Whether you are a fan of his TV ministry or have not had the chance to be exposed to it you will find his words are very motivational and uplifting.  I read the hard cover of his first book "Your Best Life Now" and it did wonders to help me put life in perspective and reminded me not to forget that the best is yet to come.  My sister had the chance to listen to "Become a Better Your" and has rave reviews.


Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day
Become a Better Y...

Normal Price: $17.95


Offer Price: $13.81
Is this as good as it gets? Or can you enjoy more of what life has to offer?

Not only can you live happily every day, bestselling author Joel Osteen suggests you must discover the potential within yourself and learn how to use it to live better, and to help others better themselves as well. God didn’t create you to be average. You were created to excel! You have everything you need to fulfill your God-given destiny, and there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you discover how to be a better you!

Become a Better You will guide you in the process of uncovering your hidden resources. Addressing such topics as building your confidence, developing better relationships, finding peace within, and staying passionate about life. Joel Osteen will encourage you to reach your unique God-given potential, and will help you to enjoy every day of your life, despite your circumstances. As you incorporate Joel’s easy-to-grasp principles into your life, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more God has in store for you, and how quickly you become a better you!

"God is preparing you for greater things. He’s going to take you further than you thought possible, so don’t be surprised when He asks you to think better of yourself and to act accordingly."


Normal physical product price, in-store: $29.95


The second audio book I am recommending is John Assaraf’s "Having it All:  Acheiving Your Life’s Goals and Dreams".  Not only does the audio book inspire you with is rags to riches story but a printable pdf worksheet is included to help you develop the techniques that have worked for him.

Having It All: Achieving Your Life’s Goals and Dreams
Having It All: Ac...

Normal Price: $11.95


Offer Price: $9.19
No matter what you want in your life, Having It All will take you from where you are to where you want to be. Entrepreneur John Assaraf started with nothing and went on to create a multimillion dollar empire and achieve the life of his dreams, earning himself the nickname "The Street Kid." Now, he shares the best of what he’s learned so you, too, can create the life of your dreams.

Having It All contains practical exercises and powerful lessons to help you achieve greater happiness and long lasting success.

The audio includes a printable pdf worksheet.

You will learn how to:

• Develop and utilize the seven power factors all highly successful people use
• Apply the most advanced techniques that world-class athletes and entrepreneurs use to eliminate mental obstacles
• Pinpoint and design the exact life you truly want — then live it!
• Use the power of your subconscious mind to develop empowering success habits
• Tap into the Power of Nature’s 7 Laws

Normal physical product price: $19.95 

That’s it for now.  I finally have a patch of time open so expect many more posts….

Amazon Kindle for Audio Books

 This post is more of a spur of the moment  since I was in the process of researching whether I should recommend the Amazon Kindle not only on the basis of being an ebook reader…but also a way of listening to your audio books.  I have been trying to get one of my own so that I can really take it for a test drive but supposedly the orders are backlogged and there really doesn’t seem to be much information on when their inventory will catch up with the demand.

Many people love audio books for the convenience of carrying around many books all on one device.  EBook readers have that same appeal.  Both are probably targetted toward the information lover/junkie that I confess I am.  I was hoping that the Amazon Kindle would be able to marry both my love of ebooks and audio books but unfortunately it seems that it is not quite ready for that.

I was going to write an indepth review but ran across a video review that not only covered all the bases but made me break out in laughter a few times.  The review is by Robert Scoble and can be viewed on his blog.  I tried to see if he had it on youtube but he didn’t have his complete review there.

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Like Robert Scoble I wanted to love the Amazon Kindle and maybe Amazon will take all the advice that now has been put out there for them and come up with a more usable intuitive device.  As of right now you can download Audible audio books from the Amazon site and transfer them to the Kindle but I think I will wait for now….


Audiobook Discounts for February 2008

This post is to let you know that we have updated the Audio Book Discounts for February 2008 from CreateTimeAudio.  This month’s list is made up of more than 30 audio books and as usual includes a wide range of titles.  I have only included 10 titles in this update since I did not want to delay any further on updating you to those specific to the self improvement area that is so important as the new year starts.  I will be travelling for a week or so and will update the list fully when I get back.

This list highlights self help, success and ridding yourself of worry which is so detrimental to your success.  I have just finished listening to 50 Success Classics which I plan to right a review on when I get back.  Suffice it to say it is well worth buying this audio book.  It is inspiring and a great motivational tool as you start 2008.


Audio Book Catalogs Available for Free Download

Audio book catalogs are now available from CreateTimeAudio. Some of them were available a couple of months ago but I decided to wait to announce it here when the latest catalogs were added. These catalogs are available in the following categories:

Health & Recreation
Arts & Drama
Foreign Languages
Crime & Thrillers
TV & Film
Radio Shows

They are downloadable pdfs so you will need the free Adobe reader if you don’t have it. Here is the link for that free Adobe Acrobat Reader here. You can also visit the actual catalog website referenced later for more detailed instructions.

So what do you do with these free downloadable pdfs? You can use these to help you identify books you would like to get in a format that is easier for some than surfing a website. Many people build an audio book library on the fly but catalogs like these can help you identify audio books that you may not have thought of. By browsing a particular category or sub-category where you have found some of your favorite authors you may find others that you did not know about.

Browsing offline and printing the catalogs out are offered as options for users of the CreateTimeAudio store so that users can review at their on leisure while not always being next to the computer. If you have friends or family that are or might be interested in audio books they can be emailed the link to the audio book catalogs themselves, to the site or they may browse through your printed copy if you choose to print it.

Once you have found books that peak your interested you can bring it up on the computer and the links to the store are there for your convenience. At the store you can get more information on the audio book including listening to a sample.

As mentioned before audio books are great tools to help you accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions. Browsing through the audio book catalogs, particularly in the Self-Help, Health & Recreation and Foreign Languages categories I’m sure will give you ideas for what you want to accomplish in 2008.

As the owner of CreateTimeAudio I am pleased to provide this service. Please feel free to provide feedback, we always love to hear from you!

Audio Book Discounts for January 2008

This post is to let you know that we have updated the Audio Book Discounts for January 2008 from CreateTimeAudio.  This month’s list is made up of more than 30 audio books and includes a wide range of titles.  As we enter the new year it is common to have New Year’s Resolutions and audio books are great aids to help you as both tools and "coaches" when it comes to many of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions.  I plan to make a more specific post about this next week but some of the titles on this month’s special list that strike me as particularly helpful in the Self Improvement arena are:


The best value offer this month has to be the TNIV Audio Bible from Zondervan.  TNIV stand for Total New International Version.  The physical product is priced at $99.99 and CreateTimeAudio is offering it at $30.76 for the downloadable version.

As is usually the case though I can’t help but recommend a Thriller!