Simply Audiobooks is the Netflix of Audio Books the company says. It has enough listening material in its vast online library to “ease 90-minute daily commuters through 47 years of driving”.
A monthly plan will get you unlimited rental access to a library of more than 22,000 books on disc in 33 categories with no due dates, shipping costs or late fees…sweet. When you become a member and login to your account, you arrange a queue online where you can input your books of interest. When you’re finished with an audio book, you send it back for free, and the next available book in their queue is automatically shipped as soon as the previous book is received.
The company sent me a subscription, and I must say, there’s a lot to choose from. And for those like myself who have a lot of windshield time, Simply Audiobooks is a must-have!
Here’s the release…..
More than 14,000 Books on CD in 33 Categories, Unlimited Rentals, No Late Fees: Simply Audiobooks
Based on Netflix Model, Simply Audiobooks Rents Most Extensive Collection of Audiobooks Anywhere
OAKVILLE, ON – With the largest and most diversified collection of audio book rentals in the world, Simply Audiobooks, the “Netflix of Audiobooks,” has enough listening material to ease 90-minute daily commuters through nearly 250 years of driving. By purchasing a monthly plan, Simply Audiobooks members get unlimited rental access to a library of more than 14,000 books on CD in 33 categories with no due dates, shipping costs or late fees to worry about.
Since 2003 when the company estab
lished itself as the first of its kind, Simply Audiobooks has worked to provide unlimited audio book rentals to U.S. customers with free direct-to-door delivery and no due dates or late fees. Like Netflix, members arrange a queue online where they can input their books of interest. When customers are finished with an audio book, they simply send it back for free, and the next available book in their queue is automatically shipped as soon as the previous book is received.
“Avid readers can’t always get their fix—in the car, performing menial tasks at work or at the gym—and that’s why the audio books market skyrocketed into a $923 million industry in 2007,” said , Lee Chesworth, CEO of Simply Audiobooks Inc. “Libraries carry them, but the selection is thin; audio books can cover more than 15 CDs, which makes them expensive to purchase. In contrast, Simply Audiobooks has multiple copies of each book in stock so the wait to grab the new thriller you’ve been dying to enjoy is short.”
Unlike other audio book rental services, Simply Audiobooks doesn’t ship books in installments. Instead, members are sent the entire audio book in one shipment (15 CDs or less—the length of a majority of audio books) so they can listen all the way through without having to wait for the next section to reach the mailbox.
Categories included in the Simply Audiobooks selection span all of the popular genres—from biographies to mysteries, romance to horror and science fiction to religion. The web site offers books in other formats (like cassette or downloadable MP3), many of which can be purchased directly through Simply Audiobooks.
Simply Audiobooks memberships are available for purchase through the website for a monthly fee of $26.98 or special annual pricing at $21 a month. To sign up and take advantage of a free 15-day trial, visit www.simplyaudiobooks.com.
Published on July 13, 2010