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. Some users can listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost rather than purchasing the titles individually, this is made possible by subscription services like Audible.com or even audiobooks itself, however, lock users purchase a title each month.
Audible.com which is a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider out of the digital subscription services. Audible has more than 85,000 audiobooks from more than 1000 different content providers. 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. 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. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. Free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals are the program provided by the CD rental program. 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. In the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks, its available titles are about 6,000 titles. 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. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. This process is quite the same with Sam’s Club or Costco where the purchaser can avail discount upon paying an up-front fee, may it be monthly or yearly. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook 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. Users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending on the service level because of the free shipping both ways.
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.