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. Audible carries a wide variety of content, including best sellers, new releases and classic titles. There are lot of devices where Audible can be played, it includes; iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon kindles, PCs, Macs and Zunes. 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. 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. 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. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. This service works similar to Costco or Sam’s Club in that users pay a flat, up-front fee on a monthly or annual basis than can purchase digital audiobooks online on a discounted basis. 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 is perfect if you are one of those purchaser who is interested to listen to a wide range of audiobooks per month.
Aside from the tape and CD subscription that the Audiotogo has, it also has approximately 23,000 titles in its library. The service offers free shipping both ways and users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending upon their 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.