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firsthelix

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Hi,

Waiting for the audiobook to be available at Amazon Audible. MJD had announced it to be available at the end of last week but it's not yet available as of today. Can anybody - preferrably MJD himself - provide an update here?

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Amazon gave me a window of 10-14 days for its release. We're now at 19 days and still waiting. Multiple emails in to them as well, but nothing but boilerplate BS.
 

firsthelix

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Amazon gave me a window of 10-14 days for its release. We're now at 19 days and still waiting. Multiple emails in to them as well, but nothing but boilerplate BS.

Any other way I can get a hand on the audiobook asap? Desperately waiting while being used to the fastlane... ;-)
 

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Amazon gave me a window of 10-14 days for its release. We're now at 19 days and still waiting. Multiple emails in to them as well, but nothing but boilerplate BS.
I feel like calling them and tell them we your readers are desperately in need of this audiobook (loool) and ask them when they will release it.
 

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I feel like calling them and tell them we your readers are desperately in need of this audiobook (loool) and ask them when they will release it.

To be honest, it's infuriating. First they missed the release date, and now, well, nothing.

Here's what I've seen for the last month...

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Just heard from Audible and they said "we're looking into it" followed by the phrase "warm regards" which tells me, no one, including the guy in India, knows what the f*ck is going on.
 

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Just heard from Audible and they said "we're looking into it" followed by the phrase "warm regards" which tells me, no one, including the guy in India, knows what the f*ck is going on.

This probably doesn't help anything, but I had emailed them on June 1st and got the following reply:

Thank you for contacting Audible!

We would like to inform you that currently we don't have any estimated date of release of "Unscripted ".

We appreciate your interest in the availability of "Unscripted ". The best way to request a specific title is to send an email to: content-requests@audible.com. Our Content Team will then investigate whether we can make that audiobook available at Audible.com.

Even if a particular title exists in audio, Audible still may not be able to sell it. This can happen because:

• The audio publisher has not secured the right to sell that title in digital audio format; this sometimes happens with older recordings, particular those on cassette

• Audible may not have a distribution agreement with the publisher of the title

Here at Audible, we are always working hard to expand our catalog. Your suggestion is very valuable and we certainly appreciate your interest in adding audiobooks to our online store.





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Oh cool that's about the only thing I use now. Reading is a chore, but listening to an audiobook while driving is 10x better
You have audible? Can you speed up the pace of the reading?
 

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You have audible? Can you speed up the pace of the reading?
I listen to all my audio, including audio books on Audible and podcasts, at 2x+ speed. The iOS app lets you do it.
VLC plays most media formats and you can control the audio speed with even more precision
 

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I listen to all my audio, including audio books on Audible and podcasts, at 2x+ speed. The iOS app lets you do it.
VLC plays most media formats and you can control the audio speed with even more precision
Is the monthly plan worth it? Can I read (listen to) unlimited books? Or do I have to pay? Sorry for the noob questions.
 

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Is the monthly plan worth it? Can I read (listen to) unlimited books? Or do I have to pay? Sorry for the noob questions.
I actually just signed up for their trial (again, I don't know why they offered it to me). You get one free book and membership discounts.
I believe on higher tiers, you get a certain number of "credits" per month, where each credit can purchase on book.

If you are an audiobook-aholic, I think it's worth it. They're fairly expensive.

Sidenote, if you buy/own the Kindle version, you'll often get discounts for the audiobook.
 

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I actually just signed up for their trial (again, I don't know why they offered it to me). You get one free book and membership discounts.
I believe on higher tiers, you get a certain number of "credits" per month, where each credit can purchase on book.

If you are an audiobook-aholic, I think it's worth it. They're fairly expensive.

Sidenote, if you buy/own the Kindle version, you'll often get discounts for the audiobook.
Good to know. Thank you. I'm gonna search more into this!
 

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Hi,

Waiting for the audiobook to be available at Amazon Audible. MJD had announced it to be available at the end of last week but it's not yet available as of today. Can anybody - preferrably MJD himself - provide an update here?

Thx!
I can't wait for the audiobook as well.
 

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Can I read (listen to) unlimited books?
You get 1 or 2 books per month depending on the membership you select. It's not unlimited as far as I know.
 

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Yeah I listen on 1.5 or 2x speed. Yesterday I finished Purple Cow - Seth Godin, in one day while eating breakfast, driving to and from work, and eating dinner lol
 

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Audible is amazing for mindset related books, listen to it too and from work in the car and you can't help but change your mindset to that of a fastlaner. One of the best things I ever did to change the course of my life! Go get it now if you haven't already!
 

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Is the monthly plan worth it? Can I read (listen to) unlimited books? Or do I have to pay? Sorry for the noob questions.
I've been a member on and off for a few years. $14.99/mth for 1 credit. You just need to watch the actual price of the book vs. the cost of the membership. No point using a credit for a $7.99 audiobook when the credit cost you $14.99.

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I find it skips words when I speed it up. On android at least. Will have to take another look at this.
I listen at 1.5 times without issue on Android. I've tried faster but it's too fast for me.

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Just an update... (or lack of update)

I heard from Audible on Friday in which they claimed one of the chapters had too much silence.

After review of the chapter, we found nothing wrong with it -- other than the chapter had many subtitles and call outs, causing the silence.

Myself and the producer emailed back explaining that nothing was problematic on it (on Friday) and thus far, have heard nothing back.

Still twiddling my thumbs waiting for someone to do their job. :humph:
 

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maybe I need to look into creating a better audiobook platform...

The frustration with control is worth it because Audible has millions of buyers and it connects to the Amazon channel.

I kept the rights for TMF (and control) in the first 3 years and sold hundreds. When I moved to Audible, it jumped into the tens of thousands.

Violating control when it comes to channels w/huge pools of buyers (usually Amazon) is a high EV trade.

Anyhow, I received word that I might have an update today about the audiobook. However, I'm not holding my breath -- I've heard this song-and-dance now for the last 3 weeks.
 

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