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.
Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider. More than 85,000 audiobooks can be produced by Audible with its different content providers that reach over 1,000. 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.
Although the Audiobooks’ digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price to that of Amazon, it’s library is still considered to be smaller. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. The CD rental program provides program such as 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. About 6,000 titles available in the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks. 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.
However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. 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 service costs a base price of $11.95 per month, then users can purchase audiobooks credits for $9.95 each. This service works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each month.
Aside from the 23,000 titles that Audiotogo has in its library, it also 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.
There are a large number of audiobook services available. You have to take note of your listening habits, because even though Audible.com has the largest audiobook offer, others may come better depending on your listening habits.