In a move that’s a real boon for the self-employed small business owners, local libraries are signing up for a service that allows patrons to download audio books and ebooks, essentially allowing you to “borrow” them from the library for a set period of time. Many of these are accessible through your tablet, smartphone or computer.
Self-employed people need to keep up with their education, and audiobooks and ebooks are a great way to catch up on your business and self-development reading. Imagine: even if you only devote one hour per week to learning new skills and techniques, that’s over FIFTY hours of education a year!
Check with your local library to see if they have this service, and if they don’t, request it. You may find that your local branch doesn’t have the service, but the main library in your city or county does. Also, check out the colleges and universities to see if they have a service you can use. Many colleges allow their alumni (and, sometimes, local residents) access to the library and all its services, and since this is an internet-based service, it doesn’t matter if you live near your alma mater or not.
As a person that’s addicted to audiobooks, ebooks and education in general, I’ve fallen in love with this service!