I recently came back from a writers’ conference where I’d sat in on a session about having audiobooks done of your books. It was really neat to see the process, especially since I listen to audiobooks a lot and am hoping to have my self-published novellas made into audiobooks soon.
My question for you guys is, how many of you listen to audiobooks?
If you don’t listen to them at all, I want to know. Why not? Price? You don’t like hearing the stories told in a different voice than the one in your head?
If you listen to them all the time, I want to know. What do you like about them? How do you pick your audiobooks? Do you only read certain genres in audiobooks?
Where do you listen to audiobooks? I usually listen to mine in the car, while folding laundry, while cooking, and while I’m exercising.
How often do you buy audiobooks? I usually only buy one a month, maybe two, unless there’s a really great sale on audiobooks at Audible.com, in which case I’ll buy more. I think I buy 15-18 audiobooks a year, but I buy them almost exclusively at Audible.com, where I have a subscription. The prices make audiobooks more affordable for me.
I’m curious about this because although I listen to audiobooks regularly, I don’t know anyone else in my circle of friends who does. Although to be honest, not many of my friends actually read fiction. 😛
So please weigh in! I’d like to know.