Case Study: My Experience With Audiobooks

How to Avail Discounts in Purchasing Audiobooks.

You can purchase audiobooks in a number of 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 listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost then purchasing titles individually, but also lock users into purchasing a title each month.

Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider. 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. There are lot of devices where Audible can be played, it includes; iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon kindles, PCs, Macs and Zunes. You can subscribe on Audible using two plans, it can either be $14.95 per month or $22.95 per month.

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. A user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying for a year at a time is a plan which allows users to have one audiobook title at home. Simply Audiobooks has approximately 6,000 titles available in its digital subscription service. Users can opt to pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month. Discounts can be offered by Simply Audiobooks if you want to prepay for one year.

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. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each. This service is perfect if you are one of those purchaser who is interested to listen to a wide range of audiobooks per 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 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. Your listening habits affect your decision in choosing an audiobook service even if Audible.com is the largest service, you still have to consider your listening habits.