A Guest Post from Erin @ My Life within the Pages
Usually, Audible is my go-to place for everything audiobook. But I was very intrigued when Erin told me about Libro.fm. So I asked her to write a guest post about this very special audiobook store and introduce it to us.
Erin is a Creative Writing Senior at the University of Colorado Denver and works for Barnes & Noble and
Let’s find out what Libro.fm is all about!
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What is Libro.fm?
There is no doubt that Audible is the go-to option for audiobook subscriptions today. However, for those of you looking to support your local Indie bookstore a second option exists! Thousands of Indie Bookstores across the USA have teamed up for a partnership with Libro.fm to make buying audiobooks directly from your preferred store a reality. All books purchased through Libro.fm are purchased from the bookstore that you designate at your time of sign-up. I am currently supporting a Denver staple, Bookbar. Check them out!
Libro.fm vs. Audible
There are other great perks for a Libro.fm subscription as well! The thing that drew me to them initially was the fact that all of the books that are purchased are DRM free, meaning you own the book permanently. No changes can be made, and you can’t have the book taken from you later on. It is a huge plus for users that amass vast libraries.
The pricing is comparable to Audible, being only 5 cents more at 14.99 a month. The structure is nearly identical; you receive one audiobook credit per month. In addition to your credit, you also receive 30% off all other audiobooks purchased while you have your subscription.
Your first month is free and your credits never expire!
Bulk Buy Audiobooks
One of the coolest perks though is their bulk buy program. If you are looking to buy many copies of the same audiobook for employees, trainees, or another group, they have a provision for that. They will work with you to set up the best option for your company or organization.
The Personal Touch
Person to person approach is my favorite thing about it. Have a book that isn’t what you hoped? Send them an email and a real person will work with you on a refund. Don’t get me wrong; I love Audible. I even carry a subscription to both sometimes. But the real personal contact and the ability to support my favorite store keep me coming back to Libro.fm.
Thank you, Erin! That was really interesting. It’s good to know there’s another place with a subscription model so similar to Audible.
It’s definitely worth it to take a look at Libro.fm. And while you’re there, make sure you check out their sale’s section and join in for April 27th Independent Bookstore Day to get free audiobooks!
And if you’re looking for more interesting book blogs, take a look at the book review link-up.