Josh Kaufman

Bestselling Author, Business & Self-Education


How to (Legally) Download My Bestselling Books for Free

Believe it or not, you can download a free audio copy of The Personal MBA or The First 20 Hours right now. Here's how:

This is a great deal for three reasons:

  • There's no catch: you get to download one of my books for free.
  • If you don't yet subscribe to Audible.com, you're missing out on one of the most useful and cost-effective information services in the world.
  • If (for whatever reason) you don't like Audible, you're free to cancel and keep the book.

Note: Audible is currently extending this offer only to non-members. If you're already an Audible subscriber, my books are high-value ways to take advantage of your membership credits. Both books periodically go on sale for members only - I'll notify you via email when special offers are available in the future.

Why listen to audiobooks?

Listening to audiobooks is a straightforward way to read more without drastically rearranging your schedule.

I've heard from many readers that they've purchased the The Personal MBA in every format - print, ebook, and audio. Each version has its own particular strengths:

  • Audio is ideal for completing the entire book - think of it as a low-cost business course that you can take over and over again.
  • Print is ideal for browsing and as a long-term desk reference.
  • Ebook is ideal for reviewing concepts on the go.

It's very common for my readers to listen to The Personal MBA during their morning and evening commute, or at home while doing housework or chores.

In most instances, it's best to avoid multitasking for maximum productivity. Listening to audiobooks while doing manual tasks is a major exception: if you're going for a run, mowing the lawn, doing dishes, or folding laundry, there's no reason you shouldn't occupy your mind and learn something useful by listening to an audiobook. Listening to books is an easy and inexpensive way to optimize your time and increase your overall productivity.

I've been an Audible member for over a decade, and it's one of the best services I use on a daily basis. A large percentage of books on the Personal MBA recommended reading list are available on Audible, so listening to them in audiobook format is a great way to make consistent progress. In addition, fiction audiobooks are a very cost-efficient form of entertainment. I've listened to every book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series over the past few years, which amounts to 202 hours of entertainment at a cost of approximately $0.37 per hour. That's a screaming deal. (If you're wondering, the books are even better than the TV show.)

So what are you waiting for? Download your free copy of The Personal MBA or The First 20 Hours right now. Enjoy!


I obviously have a commercial relationship with Audible, since they're a bookseller, and I sell books. Here's my full disclosure policy.


Published: January 27, 2014 Last updated: January 27, 2014

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The Personal MBA

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The First 20 Hours

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A practitioner's guide to rapid skill acquisition. Accelerate your learning by deconstructing complex skills, practicing the most important elements first, and removing barriers to deliberate practice. What do you want to learn? More →