Audible is a subscription-based audiobooks service owned by Amazon.
You can purchase audiobooks directly from Audible or through Amazon.
You can listen to your Audible purchases on your Kindle Fire, Android device, iPhone or iPad. You can also download them to play offline and keep them forever.
In this article we’ll explain how to use the Audible app, what the different subscription plans are and how much they cost, as well as how many books you can have on Audible at one time.
Here’s How Many Books Can You Have on Audible:
The number of audiobooks a person can have depends on their plan. Each plan has its own limit on how many audiobooks you can have at one time.
Here’s how many books each plan allows:
- Audible Channels: 2
- Audible Channels + Audiobooks: 10
- Audible Monthly: 8
Is There an Upper Limit of Books You Can Have on Audible?
The answer is yes, you can have as many books as you want on Audible.
You can purchase a book from any category and read it at any time.
You can also download up to two copies of each title for offline listening.
So if you have a long commute, or if you’re going out of town and want to listen to your audiobook on the plane, Audible will let you download it twice.
Audible has a lot of great features that make it easy to keep track of what you’ve already downloaded and what you haven’t.
You can even check out your My Library page on the site to see all the books that are available for free in your library and which ones are available for purchase.
In general, you can have as many books as you want in your Audible library.
There is no limit to the number of audiobooks or ebooks you can purchase from Audible. This is different from some other services like Apple’s iTunes and Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, which have limits on how many books users can access each month.
Are All You Books You Purchase Yours Forever?
Yes! All books you purchase from Audible are yours to keep forever, even if you cancel your membership.
Audible has been around since 1999 and has made many changes over the years. Some of these changes have been good, while others have been bad.
One thing that hasn’t changed is their policy on whether or not you will ever be able to re-download a book after deleting it.
If you’re unfamiliar with this practice, here’s how it works: When you delete a title from your library (which is called “deleting” on Audible), it doesn’t actually disappear from your account permanently — it just gets removed from view until you decide to re-download it again.
How Many Books Does Audible Have Compared to Other Audiobook Apps?
Audible has more than 450,000 titles available on its platform and is one of Amazon’s most popular services.
As of July 2022 it has over 140 million users worldwide.
Audible is a subsidiary of Amazon and they are one of the biggest players in the audiobook market.
When you buy an audiobook from Audible, it’s actually an Amazon product. This means that you can listen to it on your Kindle e-reader or any other device where you have an Amazon account such as an iPhone or Android phone.
There are plenty of other audiobook apps out there, but none has come close to matching Audible’s massive library of titles.
Here’s a quick rundown of some popular services:
- Audiobooks.com — This is a subscription service that has over 100,000 titles available for download. They also offer free samples for most books so you can try before you buy!
- Bookbub — This is another subscription service with more than 30,000 titles available for download at any given time. The selection changes frequently so check back often if there’s something specific you’re looking for.
How Many New Books Can You Listen to Per Month?
The good news is that there are no restrictions on how many books you can listen to per month.
You can listen to as many books as you like, provided they’re available in your library.
Audible offers three subscription options: Basic (which includes one credit per month), Gold (which includes three credits per month) and Platinum (which includes six credits per month).
Each credit allows users to download one audiobook of their choice from the Audible library — which contains more than 180,000 titles at any given time.
Credits can also be used for other services like downloading magazines or upgrading to a higher tier at any time.
How Many Free Books Can You Have on Audible?
The number of free audiobooks that you can listen to on Audible depends on your subscription level:
- Audible Free is a limited-access program with just one free book per month, although this can be used across multiple devices. You also get access to daily deals and discounts on audiobooks from the Audible store.
- Audible 30 Days Free offers 30 days of access to audiobooks for free as well as one credit to redeem for any book in the Audible store. After that period, you’ll be charged $12.95 per month for the subscription service or $7.49 per month if paid annually ($79/year).
Audible is a subscription service that lets you download and listen to audiobooks on your phone or tablet.
You also get discounts on audiobook purchases and free credits for trying out new books.
Audible doesn’t charge you for the books themselves — it just charges a monthly subscription fee of $14.95 per month.
That’s why an Audible subscription is often called an “all-you-can-eat” plan because you can keep downloading new books without paying extra fees.
Here’s how many books you can listen to on a single Audible account at any given time:
- You can have 10 downloads in your library at any given time, but only one download is allowed per month
- You can have up to two audiobooks in your library at any given time — one of which can be downloaded while the other is playing
- If you’re currently listening to an audiobook and want to download another one, you’ll have to finish the first one before moving on to the next one
Read our blog here about what happens to Audible credits if membership is canceled?
Can You Return Audible Books to Get Access to More Books?
When you decide that you want to stop listening to an Audible book and return it for a refund, the company will give you an option to get credit for more books.
The amount of credits varies based on how much time is left in the book and whether or not you’ve listened to it all the way through.
Here’s what happens when you return an Audible book:
- If there’s no time left on the book and you haven’t finished it yet, then nothing happens — they won’t give you anything back and they don’t take away any money from your account. You can keep listening to the book if you want.
- If there’s some time left on the book but not enough for another full listen-through (or if you’ve listened through most of it), then they’ll give you back some credits based on how much time is left and how far into the book you’ve gotten — 1/3 credit per hour of listening time or 2/3 credit per hour of listening time if there are less than 5 hours left in the book.
- So if there are 4 hours left in a 10-hour audiobook, they’ll give back 2/3 of of those 4 hours.
The company also offers a one-month free trial so that you can try out their service before paying for it.
If you are not satisfied with your Audible subscription, there are two ways to cancel:
- Cancel Your Subscription: You can cancel your subscription directly from the Audible app. To do this, open the app, tap on More at the bottom of the screen, then Accounts & Billing and finally Cancel Subscription.
- Return Your Books: If you want to return your books in order to get access to new ones, you’ll need to go through Amazon’s return process rather than Audible’s process.
Audible has a limit of 10 devices per account, which includes all iOS and Android devices, Amazon Kindle e-readers, PCs and Macs, Sonos speakers, and even Google Home smart speakers. That means if you have an iPhone and an iPad, both will count toward your limit of 10 devices.
You can use any combination of these devices at once — that is, if you have an iPhone plus two Kindles plus an Echo Dot then they will all count against your total number of available devices.
Read our blog here about why are some books not available on Audible?