A Look At Audiobooks

08:00:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

A Look At Audiobooks

I've been thinking about audiobooks lately. I see people all the time on social media making comments about how they catch up with reading whilst doing other stuff by listening to the audio version of the book. A common example being when they're in the car. I've not gotten into audiobooks yet myself but it is something I've thought about trying out.
Amazon, as with most things these days, has their own audiobook publishing program. "Audible is the publisher and distributor of the world’s largest selection of digital audiobooks and spoken word content. Audible customers can listen anytime and anywhere they like to professionally-narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres, including best sellers, new releases, sci fi, romances, classics, and more."

This is what you get in their offer:

Audible Free Trial benefits:
• Get two free audiobooks to start -- after 30 days, get 1 book each month for $14.95/month
• Get 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases
• Cancel anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel.

Audible Gold Membership benefits:
• One audiobook per month for $14.95/mo
• 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases
• Cancel anytime. A member’s books are theirs to keep, even if they cancel.

I've also thought about making my own books available as audiobooks. Given the obvious popularity, and growing market for this format. Is this something you, as readers, would be interested in? 

What about pricing? How much would you be willing to pay, on average, for an audiobook?

Audible is clearly an industry giant, but what other companies do you use for purchasing audiobooks?

Thanks for your feedback.


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