How to Avail Discounts in Purchasing Audiobooks.
Digital and CD audiobooks and audiobook subscription services can be bought on some websites, thus, you can have buy and have your own audiobook anytime buy just surfing online. 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. 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. 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 also has a digital audiobook subscription service for a similar price to Amazon, but has a smaller library. Just to add up, the CD audiobook rental club of Simply Audiobooks works the same with 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. 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.
Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. 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 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. 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.
Audiotogo has approximately 23,000 titles in its library and has a tape and CD subscription service. Because of the free shipping both ways, users can now have a multiple audiobooks at home, however, it still depends on the service level.
The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. You have to take note of your listening habits, because even though Audible.com has the largest audiobook offer, others may come better depending on your listening habits.