I have a rather lengthy blog post dealing with books in “new media” simmering on the wordpress burner here. While that post isn’t quite ready yet, I wanted to quickly toss out another “thought” for discussion. Yes. Discussion. Feel free to comment!
I am a regular listener to most of the TWIT podcasts produced by Leo Laporte. For a while now they have been sponsored by Audible Books. The pitch, which is rather formulaic across all of the podcasts, is this. The podcasters present a “book of the week” that they recommend from Audible. And, if you go visit audible with their “secret code” your first book is free. That’s right–FREE!
Now, I am curious about several things, which I will list here in classic bullet fashion:
- How long will it take before every listener will have an account? (1st book free only lasts for one book, after all…)
- How many people actually buy the recommended books? (Anyone? Does the recommendation influence your buying patterns?)
- How often do YOU listen to audio books?
- And how often do you listen to podcasts? How many do you follow?
So, there ya have it. Perhaps I will some day add the polling widget, like my brother has over at his blog. Until then, let’s engage here in the comments!