A synopsis regarding Audiobook Subscription Services
December 19, 2020 Business
You can purchase audiobooks in several 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 hear audiobooks at a diminished per-title cost then purchasing titles individually, but additionally lock users into purchasing a title each month. Retailers that sell audiobooks on a title-by-title basis offer additional flexibility in the number of audiobooks that a user can get each month and often allow audiobooks to be purchased in multiple formats.
Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the biggest provider. Audible has more than 85,000 audiobooks from more than 1000 different content providers. Audible carries a wide variety of content, including 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. 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 an identical price to Amazon, but has a smaller library. Additionally unlimited audiobooks, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works just like Netflix. The CD rental program provides free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. The basic plan which allows users to possess 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 obtainable in its digital subscription service. Users can opt to cover $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.
eMusic also offers digital audiobook downloads. This service works just like Costco or Sam’s Club because users pay a flat, up-front fee on a regular or annual basis than can get digital audiobooks online on a discounted basis. The service costs a platform price of $11.95 per month, then users can get audiobooks credits for $9.95 each. This service works well for people who would like to listen to a big number of audiobooks each month.
Audiotogo has approximately 23,000 titles in its library and has a tape and CD subscription service. The service offers free shipping both ways and users may have multiple audiobooks at home based upon their service level. Prices range from $16.99 per month to possess one audiobook at a time to $51.99 per month to possess five audiobooks at a time. Audiotogo also offers a fourteen day free trial offer to its service.
There are always a large number of audiobook services available. Audible.com is obviously the biggest one, but others exist too and can be a better deal based upon your listening habits.