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. 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. There is a wide variety of content that the Audible releases, it includes best sellers, new releases and classic titles. Audible titles can be played on more than 500 devices including iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon Kindles, PCs, Macs, Zunes and more than 500 other devices. 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 free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. 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. Simply Audiobooks has approximately 6,000 titles available in its digital subscription service. 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 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. This service works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each 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.
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.