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Switch and support local bookstores.

When you make the #AudiobookSwitch from Audible to, you support your local bookstore with your audiobook membership, keeping money within your local economy, creating local jobs, and making a difference in your community.

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This is why real people decided to choose

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Over 215,000 audiobooks to choose from
Includes one audiobook credit per month
30% off additional audiobooks and gifted audiobooks
Free iOS and Android apps
Ability to redeem credits in-app on iOS
Every purchase supports independent bookstores
Membership credits never expire
Real people on support—no bots, ever
Keep your credits when you hold or cancel
DRM-free downloads (you own your audiobooks!)
Recommendations and playlists from expert booksellers
Helps create local jobs and keep more money in your community
Small business and Social Purpose Corporation
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Top 7 reasons to make the #AudiobookSwitch

Plenty of people are making the #AudiobookSwitch—choosing and their local, independent bookstore over Amazon’s Audible. Why? We were hoping you’d ask:

Support local bookstores.

When you choose, you get to purchase audiobooks directly through your local bookstore of choice.

Enjoy expert bookseller recommendations. offers real recommendations from real people, rather than algorithms which might be unreliable or harmful.

Own your audiobooks.

We offer 100% DRM-free downloads. With, you actually own each audiobook purchased and have the freedom to download and listen on any device you like. Read more about our “cage-free” audiobooks.

We’re a Social Purpose Corporation.

As an SPC, is able to pursue both social and financial goals in the for-profit context, even if those social goals may at times conflict with financial interests. Learn more in our 2020 Annual Report.

Talk to real people. is staffed by real people who love local bookstores, audiobooks, and customers. Reach us at, and a real, audiobook-loving human will get back to you.

Help your local economy thrive.

When you support your local bookstore, you’re supporting the individuals who work there, plus approximately 28% of all independent bookstore revenue immediately recirculates in the local economy. A win-win.

Support local bookstores.

We think this reason deserves two mentions. Find your local bookstore and get started.

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We know breakups can be tough. Here’s a letter from someone that did the hard work for you.

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Membership details

  • Each month, you receive one audiobook credit in exchange for an automatic monthly charge of $14.99 USD plus tax to your credit card. Your membership provides ongoing support for local bookstores.
  • Audiobook credits from your membership can be used on your choice of over 215,000 audiobooks, regardless of list price. (Note: Certain audiobooks cannot be purchased with credits due to publisher restrictions.)
  • Audiobook credits never expire and can be used on gifts.
  • As a member, you receive 30% off additional à la carte audiobook purchases, including gifts.
  • You can place your membership on hold or cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks and unused credits.
  • Monthly membership is currently available only in the United States and Canada, but gift memberships are available worldwide.

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