Wondering how to buy Audible credits? Try the techniques outlined in this article.
How to buy Audible Credits
If you’re already familiar with the platform but have no idea how to buy or use Audible Credits, this article explains just that.
How Audible works
Audible has a credit system where you can use credits to purchase audiobooks. Other than on the Audible website, you can purchase new audiobooks directly in the Audible app using your credit card, a nice upgrade introduced relatively recently.
Users first need to sign into their Amazon account and select a membership plan. Different options depending on your budget range from around $8 to $23 per month. Each plan determines the number of credits or audiobooks you can get each month.
There’s also a 30-day trial to experience the Plus and Premium catalogs for free.
After the end of the free trial, you can choose whether you want to continue receiving monthly credit or cancel your membership.
A great thing about credits is that you don’t have to spend them every month. Since the expiry date for unused credits is 12 months starting from the issue date, you can leave them until the following month. You also get to keep access to the audiobook forever.
You can choose between Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus plans. In the first, more affordable plan, you have access to the Audible Plus Catalogue, which is like a digital library. You can download the titles and listen to them as long as you’re a member.
With this tier, you don’t get any credits for purchasing audiobooks. The Plus plan is ideal if you have no intention of owning audiobooks.
Premium Plus members can listen to more content, including the latest bestsellers and new releases.
Note that Audible isn’t connected to the Amazon Prime subscription. You still have to purchase your Audible subscription separately if you’re a Prime member.
Different ways to get more Audible credits
If you feel like one free credit per month is too little to experience Audible in the best way, no worries. There are multiple ways to get extra credits.
Sign up for a free trial
You get one free book credit when you sign up for a free trial and if you’re a Prime member, you’ll get two. Plus, in the meantime, you’ll see whether Audible is a suitable platform for your needs.
Pick a more advanced membership option
An easy way to obtain more Audible member credits is to sign up for a more advanced plan. If you have the Plus plan, you can upgrade to Premium Plus, Plus Annual, or Plus 2-credits (Annual) plans to get up to two monthly credits.
Purchase more credits
The best way to enjoy additional credits is to purchase them. There are three-credit bundles available that you can access after being a member for at least one month. The price for the bundle is around $35.
Get special deals
Audible has special offers from time to time that benefit audiobook and regular book readers. Sometimes, with Audible offers, you can find a 2-for-1 offer for audiobooks that lets you purchase two titles for one credit.
You can sign up for the Daily Deal offer to get notifications about new deals through your Audible app (available in Google Play and Apple’s App Store). If you’re lucky, you may just find a good option for getting that book from your wish list.
Participate in Audible challenges
Keep an eye out for Audible promotions and challenges. The notable Audible Challenge in 2020 offered $20 of Amazon credit to users who could finish three audiobooks within a three-hour period. Similar challenges can appear at any time, so be vigilant.
Enjoy free titles
Audible credit isn’t the only way to enjoy free audiobooks. You can check for free deals by navigating to Audible, then hitting “Browse,” then selecting “Audible Originals.” You can find free titles under “Audible’s Free Listens.”
You can also benefit from free titles by using the Whispersync Audible upgrades.
Get promo codes
A promo code allows you to get a discount or a free audiobook. Authors who contribute to the platform’s library often offer promo codes to grow their relationship with readers. You can find these promo codes on the social media pages of the authors or on other platforms where they promote their work.
As you can see, there are many ways to get more credits for Audible audiobooks. You can get the most out of your Audible membership when you keep an eye on promotions and promo codes, and select the best plan that matches your needs.
Speechify – Listen to more than audiobooks
Audible is a great source for listening to audiobooks. But if you’re into audio format entertainment, why not expand the possibilities?
Speechify is a text to speech service that lets users listen to any type of content in audio format. For example, you can listen to web pages, blog posts, e-mails, SMS messages, or any other printed or digital file.
The app is fairly easy to use and it’s available as a browser extension and mobile app (for iOS and Android). This intuitive and feature-packed software turns your iPhone into a powerful screen reader. Simply copy and paste the text you want to hear read aloud, press “Convert,” and enjoy the audio version of your desired content.
If you’re interested, you can try Speechify for free by visiting the official website today.
How many Audible credits do you need to buy a book?
You need one Audible credit to buy one audiobook. Note that you can only purchase audiobooks available on Audible’s digital library.
What currency does Audible take?
Audible shows prices and charges for its deals in U.S. dollars.
What are the benefits of buying Audible credits?
When you buy Audible credits, you can purchase audiobooks from Audible and keep them forever. This is a useful feature for readers who want to keep their books, even after discontinuing their Audible account.
What is the difference between credits and money?
Credits in Audible are used to purchase audiobooks. Depending on your subscription plan (that you pay for with money), you get a different number of credits you can use for audiobook purchases.