Understanding Audiobooks

How to Avail Discounts in Purchasing Audiobooks.

You can buy and have your own audiobook anytime you want, you may even buy it online since some websites sell digital and CD audiobooks and audiobook subscription services. Subscription services, such as Audible.com and Simply Audiobooks, allow users to listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost then purchasing titles individually, but also lock users into purchasing a title each month.

Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider. Audible has more than 85,000 audiobooks from more than 1000 different content providers. 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. The $14.95 per month and $22.95 per month subscriptions are the two ways on how you can subscribe on Audible.

Although the Audiobooks’ digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price to that of Amazon, it’s library is still considered to be smaller. 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. If a user wants to have one audiobook title at home at a time, the user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying a year at a time. In the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks, its available titles are about 6,000 titles. 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. If you choose to prepay annually, then you can avail discounts from Simply Audiobooks.

Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. 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. The user can immediately purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each upon paying the base price of the service which costs $11.95 per month. This service works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each month.

Aside from the 23,000 titles that Audiotogo has in its library, it also has a tape and CD subscription service. Users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending on the service level because of the free shipping both ways.

The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.

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