My grandmother was an avid reader. Books were as necessary to her as food, and she nurtured that love in her descendants. When vision problems stole her ability to read in her 80s, we all thought it was a tragedy.
But not for her. Always resilient and positive, she ordered books on tape from the Library of Congress. (This was in the 1980s.)
She would have loved the ever-expanding world of audiobooks today. I often picture her listening as I record my own audiobooks.
If you love listening (whether for reasons of vision, convenience, or preference), you should know that four of my audiobooks are on sale for $1.99. You might sharpen your writing skills through listening.
The Audiobooks on Sale
The audiobooks listed below are discounted to $1.99 on Chirp, Apple Books, and Google Play through the spring.
The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear
This is arguably my most popular book, all about the inner game of writing. Are you more Muse than Scribe? Do you trust your writing process? It’s all in here. This book has been adopted in several college writing courses and has won awards.
Writing to Be Understood: What Works and Why
This book does a deep dive into effective nonfiction writing: why and how metaphors work, how to write about abstract topics, what to do when the audience isn’t receptive, and more. It’s been adopted in several college writing courses, and it has also won multiple awards.
Get the Word Out: Write a Book That Makes a Difference
If you’ve heard me talk about servant authorship, this book defines the philosphy and explains how to make it work for you. It’s intended for current and aspiring authors, and is filled with enlightening interviews.
Update: Apple is giving away the book for free! Find it here.
Or, pick it up for $1.99 at these retailers:
33 Ways Not to Screw Up Your Business Emails
This is a short, fun book about being more effective with your emails. Because really, emails are the one kind of business writing that no on can avoid!
Frequently Asked Questions
(Just kidding, no one has asked me anything yet. But you might be thinking them, so here goes. And if you have another question, let me know and I’ll answer it!)
What the heck is Chirp?
Chirp is a discount audiobook retailer that does not require you to get a subscription (like Audible does). If you are an intermittent or inconsistent listener, you’ll appreciate always being able to get a reasonable price here. And if you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll be notified of great audiobooks on sale. Go browse through the featured deals and see what you think.
You listen to these books on the Chirp app.
Why aren’t your audiobooks discounted on Audible?
Amazon controls the prices of the audiobooks, and didn’t participate in this promotion. (They don’t necessarily play well with other retailers and distributors.)
Why aren’t your other audiobooks on sale?
First, bonus points to anyone who knows that I’ve written more than four books! 💚
The Workplace Writer’s Process and Subscription Marketing audiobooks use a different distributor, so aren’t part of this promotion.
I’m an indie author. How can I discount my audiobooks?
Findaway Voices, my distributor, lets me control the pricing (with the proviso that services like Audible set their own prices).
This particular promotion was part of a broader promotion that Findaway Voices arranged directly with the retailers. (For some reason, Barnes and Noble only seems to have discounted one of the books.)