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.
Audible.com which is a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider out of the digital subscription services. With more than 1, 000 different content providers, Audible can produce more than 85,000 audiobooks. Classic titles, new releases and best sellers are some of the wide variety of content that the Audible releases. More than 500 devices such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon kindles, PCs, Macs and Zunes can play Audible titles. The $14.95 per month and $22.95 per month subscriptions are the two ways on how you can subscribe on Audible.
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 program such as 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. If the owner wants to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month, the owner must pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month. If you choose to prepay annually, then you can avail discounts from Simply Audiobooks.
eMusic also offers digital audiobook downloads. This has similar service to Costco or Sam’s Club wherein users pay up-front fee monthly or yearly, then the one who purchased a digital audiobook can avail discount. The service costs a base price of $11.95 per month, then users can purchase audiobooks 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 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.
There is a huge number of services available that the audiobook offers. Your listening habits affect your decision in choosing an audiobook service even if Audible.com is the largest service, you still have to consider your listening habits.