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. 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. With more than 1, 000 different content providers, Audible can produce more than 85,000 audiobooks. 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.
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 program such as free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. A user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying for a year at a time is a plan which allows users to have one audiobook title at home. In the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks, its available titles are about 6,000 titles. Users can opt to pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month to receive 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 process is quite the same with Sam’s Club or Costco where the purchaser can avail discount upon paying an up-front fee, may it be monthly or yearly. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each. This service is perfect if you are one of those purchaser who is interested to listen to a wide range of audiobooks per month.
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.
There is a huge number of services available that the audiobook offers. 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.