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The word book store brings in to our mind, the picture of racks filled with books with many people moving around in search of their favourite authors. They bring out the fragrance of books which takes us to another world. The world of letters, the world of feelings, the world of emotions.
Why does a person read? It has always been difficult question to answer. Different persons have different feelings from reading. While some read for mere pleasure, some read to gather information. Some search the books for any relevant topic that is the need of the time. But of course, every one has a reason for it. No doubt, books have played a role in building a man.
Without the habit of reading, a man will remain uncultured and uncivilised similar to an animal. Abraham Lincoln, the former president of the United States of America, has once commented on the books that some books are there to chew, some to eat, some to digest while some books are just to taste. It could be simply understood by going through the books kept in the shelves in a book stall. Divided in to a variety of categories, you can find, thousands of books kept arranged giving out the fragrance of pages. Just go near and smell it. Yes you could feel it. Each page and each book will give you the fragrance of different topics that may make you ecstatic. Here comes the word of Abraham Lincoln. The importance of books may vary from person to person and his preference may change from another. There may be craps and trashes to epics and legends that may play different role in life of a voracious reader.
Just have a glance on the near by book shop and you can find some really interesting visuals there. Some people while love to intake the fragrance of books, others love to just pen the books and have a glance at the lines. Of course, many come for a particular author or title. Interestingly there are big groups who have no time to search and spend for books. They come for a particular title, availability of which they check at the counter and get it no time. Of course, all fall into the category of book lovers.
From where had the idea of book stores began from? Clearly no idea. May be dates back to centuries. The concept of book shops really groomed in the post First World War period bringing a new air into the mind of book lovers.
Later part of the century witnessed a revolution in this concept around the world, bringing new brand names exclusively into it. Today, there are giant brands in this field that cater the books dealing with wide topics around the world reaping heavy profits. The concept of book selling is no more a small business but it involves millions of dollars with new business plans and operational methodology.
With the arrival of internet and online shopping things have taken a new turn. The trend in internet online marketing is online bookstores whereby the book lovers can order books by sitting in home itself. This reduces the effort of searching the shop, visiting there and selecting the title, which is much time consuming. The user will have to just open the net and browse through various online marketing sites and there waits for him huge collection of literature that could rarely be found in the near by stores.
The user will have to no more hurry through the catalogues as enough time is available. He will have to click and book for his chosen books on his favourite topics and can avail it in mail with in a limited period of time.
While wide options like online bookshops are available with wide range of books around the globe, why do one waste time moving, and roaming in the shops where only limited collection are available.
You know, why computers are taking place of manual gadgets? Because of their user friendly behavior or automated features people prefer to use computers rather than manual devices. The generation of current era is used to of computers and has become lazy. It seems difficult for students to read 300 pages of book for preparation of exams so they prefer to download an audio book in their IPods or mobile phones and listen to it for preparation of exams. It is more convenient to carry audio free books than other books.
You can listen to them while travelling, deriving or walking in the park but as we compare them with other books we cannot carry them easily. It is very easy to download an audio book; many websites are working where you can download lots ofof cost. Some of them are paid but some of them are also allowing you to download of cost. You can find a website for downloading purpose very effortlessly, if you do not have web address of website where you can download free then you can take assistance from search engines.
A single keyword search will provide you list of websites where you can downloadeither free or purchased. If you want to download an audio book with an extraordinary voice quality and great sound effects then you should go for purchased one. The quality of free website will not be enough to satisfy the requirements and demands of you. You may also check on the free websites that their details are also not organized. If your exams are near then do not waste your time in searching a free book with better quality and download a book from paid site.
Novels and other books are also available; if you like to read novels then you can also download them in audio forms. You can enjoy your novel by lying on your bed or by jogging in the park. Now you do no need to stick with your novel for two or three days, download you favorite novel in audio form and enjoy it. While downloading keep consider some important things like download accurate format, if you are downloading an audio book for playing in your mobile then you must need to download that format which your mobile phone is supporting. Invention of audio free books is great and it is developing and maintaining the relation between books and humans.
Audio books allow us nowadays to pass the time when in need for some entertainment without many options. For example, if you have a long commute to and from work each day, or get stuck in traffic, you can use that time to learn by listening to a book. Or maybe you would rather listen than sit down and read.
Regardless of what your reason is, the question becomes where to find.
Fortunately, books can be rented online at various membership sites that provide access to a vast collection of books to choose from. The system is similar to Netflix. Also, you are able to either get the CD version or download it to your MP3 player.
Once you sign up for a membership with the rental service, you are able to create a list of the books you want and put them in the order you want to receive them.
After you finish listening to your book, all you have to do is mail it back to the company free of charge. Once they get it back, they immediately send out the next book on your list. If you want to rent out two at a time so you always have one to listen to, there are subscriptions that allow you to do so. Also, you are saving money in the process since you aren’t purchasing each one.
Rentingis a great way to stay entertained and learn while on road trips or commuting daily. Rental services provide a lot of flexibility and will save you money in the process.
Over the past few years, the audio book business has been rapidly on the rise. The mounting fame of iPods and MP3 players has caught the attention of a new age group of audio book consumers; a lot of these consumers have not even purchased an audio on cassette tapes or on CDs before.
A number of book publishers even deem that audio recorded books would someday sell more than paperbacks or e-books. This statement would be very comprehensible taking into consideration thatoffer numerous advantages compared to a paperback. The rising success of people who are just starting to read, people who do not know how to read and even those who can not see is frequently ascribed to the use of audio translated books as one of the elements in their learning development.
Loads of people make use of audios while they are traveling, shopping, walking, exercising, or just sitting around, waiting for the bus. Compared to paperbacks, audios are not hard to carry around; you don’t even need a bag to place it in sinceare just played with the use of MP3 players or iPods. These people would pretty much prefer audios because of the fact that this medium is very convenient. For a lot of people listening to audio or talking books could be more compelling and stimulating in contrast with reading a paperback. As for electronic books, well these can still be eye straining as you make use of the computer or a laptop to be able to read them, not to mention that you can’t bring them anywhere. This would be quite tiring for those people who just came from work, and for that reason audio converted books are more relaxing and comforting to those tired people with stressed eyes.
Audio books and MP3 players are indeed a match made in heaven. Seeing that CD players are bulky and heavy, MP3 players are very small devices and are easy to carry around with. These devices are almost weightless which makes it a perfect piece of equipment to set an audio recorded book file in.
Getting a hold of audios tend to be easy and fast. You can find a lot of audio books with the use of the internet. In addition to that, you don’t even need to wait for your book to be delivered or to go out and search for a certain publication that you need to read. All you have to do is to search for it on the internet then you download it; it’s that easy. Some audios are free but some are not. But these are very affordable which can help you save money compared to purchasing the paperback that would cost much.
For many the words “Pulp Fiction” refers to the movie starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis. While the movie was a success and helped resurrect John Travolta’s career, there was another form of Pulp Fiction that captured the imagination of millions of fans.
It all began in the early 1900s where well known and budding writers and illustrators began churning out fantastic stories and characters on cheap pulp wood paper (hence pulp fiction). The first and second world war demanded the public be economically minded and cheap disposable pulp paper fit perfectly for that time period. It was also a time where the entertainment value of the pulp magazines fulfilled the need for the war weary and depressed economy people were dealing with. It was a welcome break to experience a swashbuckling high sea adventure or exotic locations and cultures one would normally be unfamiliar with. So popular were these magazines that it was not uncommon for over a million copies flying off the shelves when the next issue came out.
Historically, stories were passed down orally about dramatic events and personas that were relayed to preserve the past. Humanity has always loved a good story teller and it is no different today. However, there is something quite unique and special about our pulp fiction era. The genres were expanded upon which was very well received by the reading audience. It was the era of “Sherlock Holmes,” “Tarzan,” “Zorro,” “The Phantom,” “Spiderman,” “Superman,” Etc. Pre 1900s delivered some of the most beloved classics but pulp fiction gave birth to the superhero! Indeed it was the pulps that were the precursor to the comic book era.
It was not just the birth of the super hero; it was also the expansion of the genres such as detective stories developed to “hard boiled detective, crime and gagsters, spicy detective and courtroom battles. We read horror, fantasy (including dark fantasy), and science fiction like we had never experienced before. The western genre was very popular as was high sea and air adventure, far flung adventure and tales from the orient.
The old classics typically were leather bound and inscribed but the pulps were sensationally illustrated. This gave potential buyers instant access to the nature of the story and boy did it work! One hundred years later we still use the same formula of illustrating the covers because it still works. However the pulp magazine covers were by far much more dramatic and colorful than today’s more conservative illustrations. These books and magazines are highly prized collectors items not just because of the stories but for the original art work.
This era cultivated some of the best writers that are still recognizable today such as; Edgar Rice Burroughs who was best known for the “Tarzan” series but he also wrote in science fiction, adventure and the western genre. Dashiell Hammett was famous for his hardboiled detective and crime stories, Lester Dent was known for having penned most of the “Doc Savage” adventure stories and some writers such as L. Ron Hubbard was a master of all genres. These and many more writers were leaders in their field and have paved the way for future writers to create exciting new adventures for us all. It is well worth it to acquaint oneself with these classic if not sometimes corny (i.e. superhero’s) but absolutely wonderful stories.