Know More about 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. Audible has more than 85,000 audiobooks from more than 1000 different content providers. 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. 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. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. Free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals are the program provided by the CD rental program. 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. 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. 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. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook 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 tape and CD subscription that the Audiotogo has, it also has approximately 23,000 titles in its library. 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.