How to Avail Discounts in Purchasing Audiobooks.
You can purchase audiobooks in a number of different ways, including retail websites which sell digital and CD audiobooks and audiobook subscription services. Some users can listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost rather than purchasing the titles individually, this is made possible by subscription services like Audible.com or even audiobooks itself, however, lock users purchase a title each month.
Audible.com which is a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider out of the digital subscription services. More than 85,000 audiobooks can be produced by Audible with its different content providers that reach over 1,000. Audible carries a wide variety of content, including best sellers, new releases and classic titles. Audible titles can be played on more than 500 devices including iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon Kindles, PCs, Macs, Zunes and more than 500 other devices. Audible has two subscription plans, one for $14.95 per month and one for $22.95 per month.
Simply audiobooks has a smaller library compared to Amazon however, it’s digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. The CD rental program provides free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. The basic plan which allows users to have one audiobook title at home at a time starts at $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying for a year at a time. Simply Audiobooks has approximately 6,000 titles available in its digital subscription service. Owners pay $14.95 monthly, $24.95 monthly or $31.95 monthly if the owner wants to receive at least one, two or three audiobook credits per month. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. This service works similar to Costco or Sam’s Club in that users pay a flat, up-front fee on a monthly or annual basis than can purchase digital audiobooks online on a discounted basis. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each. If you are one of those people who wants to listen to a large number of audiobooks per month, then this service is perfect for you.
Aside from the tape and CD subscription that the Audiotogo has, it also has approximately 23,000 titles in its library. Users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending on the service level because of the free shipping both ways.
There is a huge number of services available that the audiobook offers. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.