9 Audible Hacks You May Not Know!
If you've been around here for much time at all – you may already know that I am OB-SESSED with listening to audiobooks throughout my day. After going years without being able to finish a book due to my everyday busy-ness, I have been able to read and finish FOUR already this last couple months! (On top of listening to a bajillion podcasts) I use Audible all the time and I can't recommend it enough. But are you getting the most out of your Audible subscription?
Here are some of my favorite Audible tips for saving money, reading more and enjoying it to the fullest!
1 . Trade-In Books
If you don't like a book you can return it and get your credit back! This is a great way to allow yourself to take a gamble on a new book, but I would recommend not abusing this feature. (I've heard there's a limit to how many times they'll allow this)
2 . Share A Book With A Friend FREE
If you loved a book and think your friend or your sister or you mom would love it too, you can share it with them!
- Just go to your Audible Library within the app
- Tap the “More” icon next to any book
- Choose the Send This Book feature to send the book to one of your contacts via text or email.
- They'll get a free credit to accept and will be able to open and read the book. (Only works once and only for new users)
3 . Get Free Audiobooks for Prime Members
If you're a Prime member and you download the Audible app, you can look under the Channels section to see which books are available for FREE streaming. These selections change all the time, and it's good to check and see if there's anything interesting there! You won't own these, but you'll be able to listen for free.
4 . Share with Your Family
You can share your audible account with your spouse or even your kids – just login to the same account and listen to the same books. This is great if you don't think you'll use all your credits alone each month.
5 . Listen ANYWHERE
The fact that you can listen on the beach, on the treadmill, folding laundry or in your car is amazing to me. You can listen on your Amazon devices (like your Echo Show) or even cast it to your Google Home device. It makes doing housework by yourself an enjoyable experience!
6 . Catch Your Wishlist Books On Sale
I love how you can add books you're looking forward to reading to your wishlist – and then you'll be notified by email if they go on sale. (More about that in tip #8)
7 . Listen to Audiobooks at Fast Speed
For self help books or ones I'm not particularly trying to enjoy in a slow and leisurely pace, I like to listen at 1.5 times the speed. On iPhones, you'll find this feature in the bottom left corner. You can actually listen up to 3 times speed – but that would be awfully hard to concentrate!
8 . Pay Cash vs. Credit for Sale Books
Sometimes it makes more sense to buy a book with cash instead of your credit – especially if it's on sale for like $4 (since your credit costs $15).
9 . Take Advantage of the 3 for $30 Sale
Audible will occasionally offer 3 additional credits for $30. That's a $15 savings over the normal price of 1 credit per month/$15 each. Then just suspend your account for 3 months (you're allowed to do this once per year) to use up your 3 credits and save about $15 in the process. Or this is also handy if there are just LOADS of books you want to read!
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