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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. 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. You can subscribe on Audible using two plans, it can either be $14.95 per month or $22.95 per month.

Simply audiobooks has a smaller library compared to Amazon however, it’s digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price. Just to add up, the CD audiobook rental club of Simply Audiobooks works the same with 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. 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. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.

However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. 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. 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.

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.

The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.