Barnes & Noble has a brand new audiobook subscription plan. You possibly can pay $14.99 monthly and get audiobook credit. This credit score could be redeemed for considered one of his 200,000 audio books from main publishers. Audiobooks could be listened to on the Nook app for Android, iOS or the online participant. They’re at present providing a free 30 day trial for which you get a free audiobook.
Barnes & Noble lately revamped its full audiobook expertise. They used to have a devoted Nook audiobook app and a devoted audiobook web site. Each of these items have been fully turned off. The entire audiobook expertise is now on their most important Barnes & Noble web site. They’ve a brand new devoted audiobook touchdown web page the place you may view and seek for audiobook particular tiles. For purchasers who would usually simply go to the web site and seek for books, you’d now generate a single listing for print, ebooks and now audiobooks.
The brand new Barnes & Noble subscription system is being closely promoted on the audiobook touchdown web page. Every entry has a free choice and provides some temporary info and a hyperlink to search out out extra. One of many large benefits of the platform is having the ability to lower your expenses. The common audiobook from a significant writer ranges from $15 to $40, so a month-to-month payment of $14.99 will present a ton of worth. On the draw back, they solely have one subscription choice proper now, and do not provide a excessive tier that provides that many credit. They are not profiting from Bluetooth on their Nook e-readers to supply audiobooks. It is an odd choice, as they pay Google a payment for every audiobook bought, whereas content material bought on the Nook e-reader will likely be a web revenue at no further cost on every title.
I believe Barnes & Noble’s significantly investing in audiobooks is a really optimistic one. There aren’t too many choices for US prospects. Amazon Prime Studying, Kindle Limitless, Audible, Scribd and Kobo all have their very own subscription techniques, however most individuals solely find out about Audible. Barnes & Noble is in an awesome place to make the most of their web site and bookstores to get extra prospects to subscribe, whereas all of their competitors is totally on-line.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous twelve years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites corresponding to CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Put up and The New York Occasions. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.