You can purchase audiobooks in a number of different ways, including retail websites which sell digital and CD audiobooks and audiobook subscription services. Even though lock users purchase a title each month, some users can still purchase and listen to audiobooks at a cheaper per-title cost, rather than buying the title one by one, you can do this process through Audible.com or simply audiobooks itself.
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. 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. Audible has two subscription plans, one for $14.95 per month and one for $22.95 per month.
Simply Audiobooks also has a digital audiobook subscription service for a similar price to Amazon, but has a smaller library. Netflix has its own CD audiobook rental club, and Simply Audiobooks has also the same that works similar to it. Free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals are the program provided by the CD rental program. 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. 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 tape and CD subscription that the Audiotogo has, it also has approximately 23,000 titles in its library. 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. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.