TMBA455: The Rise of Audiobooks and a Giveaway

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Every week, for over 450 episodes, Dan and Ian talk on this podcast about business, entrepreneurship, and location independence.

They do so because they love creating and consuming audio content.

So, it’s no wonder that when Dan finally wrote his first book, Before the Exit, he was naturally very passionate about creating a narrated audiobook version.

On today’s podcast, we are talking audiobooks. In particular, we’ll be discussing how we recorded our first audiobook, as well as sharing some of the most popular passages as highlighted by readers.

You’ll also hear about the growth of audiobooks as a medium and why authors such as Michael Lewis and Margaret Atwood are increasingly committing to audio rather than the written word.

And, as a special bonus, listen in to find out how you could be the recipient of a very unique gift.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • A very special offer for listeners of this podcast. (5:09)
  • What the process of recording an audiobook looked like for Dan. (10:01)
  • Why not all money is created equal. (14:06)
  • How boredom can be a mask for incompetence. (16:27)
  • Why audiobooks might pose an opportunity for your business in 2018. (20:51)

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This week’s sponsor:

This week’s episode is sponsored by Noviland.  If you’ve ever run a product-based business, you know that sourcing from overseas is frustrating from beginning to end.  Noviland is a US-based, free-to-use eProcurement platform with a network of over 2,000 custom manufacturers overseas.  They can help you to get factory pricing on a wide array of products quickly and easily. Once you create a free account at, they will walk you through the entire sourcing process. To get started, visit now and use promo code TMBA20 to get a $20 credit added to your account. Big thanks to Noviland for sponsoring this week’s show.

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