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. More than 85,000 audiobooks can be produced by Audible with its different content providers that reach over 1,000. There is a wide variety of content that the Audible releases, it includes 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. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. The CD rental program provides 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. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
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. 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. The service offers free shipping both ways and users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending upon their service level.
The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.