The Future of Audio Books on the Internet

Learn Out LoudI used to subscribe to Audible.com, and really enjoyed it. I could get a couple audio books every month and really enjoyed it. But it was a little spendy. At $15 per month, it adds up really fast. So I canceled my subscription.

I still enjoy audio books but I tend to get them from other places. For example, libraries often have a good selection of books on CD. Also, you can purchase individual books from a few sources.

Now, I have found that more companies are offering audio books online. I came across LearnOutLoud.com, and it looks awesome. LifeOptimizer.com has rated them in the top five best learning tools on the internet (They placed third).

They have a combination of free and for fee audio books. They also include some bonus features, like giving customers the opportunity to either download or purchase a CD.

To top it off, they host podcasts and allow publishers to sell their audio productions online. Then they give you a 60% royalty on the sales.

Keep an eye on this company, they will be a major player in this market in the year to come!

3 thoughts on “The Future of Audio Books on the Internet

  1. Are we losing hours in a day or are we just getting busier and having less time to do all things that we want? It has come to the point where time has become our most precious and coveted commodity, even surpassing money in many instances. How can we “get back” some of those lost hours? One way is listening to audio books and it has become a red hot new trend that is sweeping the nation. Studies show that less Americans today are buying printed books and converting to audio books. In fact right now, one-third more people are listening to audio books and it’s estimated that downloadable audio books will outsell printed books by huge quantities within just a few more years.

    I have come across a website that offers the latest and best-selling audio books by major publishers such as the BBC, Harper-Collins, Simon & Schuster, Brilliance and Time Warner. You can download your favorite titles at ”Audio Books”.

  2. I heard a great CD in the car the other day, regarding the future of audiobooks. It would appear that although the market wil lag behind normal book for some time the possible market is limitless.

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