For Booklovers On the Go: Audiobooks.com’s Thousands of Romance Titles Attract Tender-Hearted Listeners

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For Booklovers On the Go: Audiobooks.com’s Thousands of Romance Titles Attract Tender-Hearted Listeners

Amber Brooks Amber Brooks • 11/03/16

The Short Version: If you don’t have time to read all the romance novels filling up your shelves, audiobooks can be a time-saving and cost-effective solution. Audiobooks.com, a leading audiobook service, offers over 100,000 downloadable titles to listen to wherever you go. Their patent-pending technology allows for easily bookmarking your place, even as you transfer from device to device, so you get a seamless story from the first chapter to the last page. The romance novels in Audiobooks.com’s library entrance and entertain hopeless romantics on the go with portable escapism into a classic love story.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved to read. I’m a bookworm, through and through. “Books Brooks” was what my classmates cleverly called me on the playground. I was the girl walking to class with her head buried in a book and opting out of P.E. to be the librarian’s assistant.

I’ve taken books to restaurants, football games, and even Disney World. To this day, when I walk my dog, I bring a hardback along for those brief moments of calm when she stops to sniff something. Recently, I ditched my favorite radio stations and started playing audiobooks whenever I’m in my car, adding chapters of fun to my errands.

Reading for pleasure often has to be squeezed into the margins of chores and work, so audiobooks provide a significant convenience to booklovers who lead busy lives.

Audiobooks.com offers readers a library of audiobooks to download and take with them on multiple devices. The online library is stocked with more than 100,000 titles in all genres — and about 5,000 are free. The romance and erotica library has about 8,000 titles ready to download.

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Subscribers to Audiobooks.com enjoy lifelong access to their favorite book titles.

“I think readers are attracted to romance novels because they’re exciting and emotionally engaging,” commented Jemma Wolfe, Merchandising Manager for Audiobooks.com. “With audiobooks, the reader’s strong emotional attachment toward the characters is amplified by incredible voice acting from talented narrators.”

For singles, it can be a comfort to have romance available at the press of a button. An immersive romance story offers vicarious joy to anyone impatient for their own plot twist.

As far as I’m concerned, until I find my real-life Mr. Darcy, a good Jane Austen novel is the next best thing.

From a CD Rental Company to a Digital Service With 100,000 Titles

In the early days of Simply Audiobooks, a company that led to the launch of Audiobooks.com, readers who wanted a particular title would have to wait for it to come in the mail. The company mailed actual CDs to renters — who would then listen to the book and mail it back. Quaint, right?

In 2011, all that changed. Audiobooks.com launched their digital service to reach even more readers. Their current credit-based system gives subscribers lifelong access to downloadable audiobooks. Customers can get one title per month (or more if they add more credits) and access it forever, even after the subscription or 30-day free trial period has ended.

“Romance is one of our most popular categories,” Nicholas Cappelletti, Advertising Specialist at Audiobooks.com, told us. “Everybody wants that perfect idea of love, and you can experience all kinds of things in a book, especially a romance book, that maybe you’re looking for in real life.”

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The convenience of Audiobooks.com’s service appeals to readers short on free time.

Audiobooks.com increases access to reading for millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2012, they’ve reached over 5 million users on various devices including tablets, smartphones, home theaters, car sound systems, and even treadmills. Convenience drives their popularity. Audiobooks.com’s app has seen more than 1 million downloads, with over 200,000 new users added every month.

Don’t know what you want? You can browse by genre (Romance, Erotica, or Young Adult), and there are also helpful book lists, including New York Times Best Sellers, Top Self-Narrated Books, and Perfect First Listens.

Finding a title is easy and getting through the book is even easier: just hit “play.” Instead of sitting down and devoting your full attention to a book, you can listen to an audiobook on your smartphone, having it on in the background while you go about your day.

Romantics Rave: Listening to Love Stories is More Convenient & Fun

Audiobooks.com satisfies the imagination of singles and couples with romantic tales brimming with steamy, heartfelt, and beautiful moments. Listeners enjoy having their favorite book titles available with just a click, and many have praised the service.

“Awesome app,” Callum Simpson wrote in a TrustPilot review of Audiobooks.com. “I never have time to read but love books. BOOM: solution.”

“I love this service. They always have the newest titles within a couple days of release. The app is easy to use, and there’s never any playback problems.” — Travis Hall, TrustPilot reviewer of Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com’s easy navigation and extensive library certainly gives subscribers a lot to love as they pick out, download, and enjoy audiobooks.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic page-turner to take with you on your commute or a sultry novel to curl up with at the end of the day, Audiobooks.com offers a wide range of titles available wherever you go.

“I love being able to listen to a book while doing my work around the house. It means I can binge on a book and still get everything done,” gushed Kelli C. on TrustPilot. “Getting things done is so much less of a chore!”

A Flexible Team Unafraid of Trying New Ways to Reach Readers

Audiobooks.com is a startup company that runs a lean in-house team of under 50 employees. Though small in number, they have undertaken the large goal to make reading more accessible to the public. Passionate about their job, the team experiments to create better tools for booklovers worldwide.

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The company culture fosters initiative, experimentation, professionalism and fun.

For the future, Audiobooks.com’s team is working to expand their library and reach a global market. “We’re a bunch of book and tech nerds,” according to their website, “doing cool things to make listening to books better.”

Nicholas describes the company as friendly and flexible, with company-funded social activities encouraging bonding with co-workers. They even have a company food day once a month with a free lunch of pizza, tacos, and other tasty options to spice up a Friday workday.

“We feel like we hire the right people, and they wear a lot of hats,” Nicholas said. “We’re pretty laid-back and all very friendly. There’s no one babysitting you as long as you meet your deadlines with quality work.”

Carry Love Wherever You Go Using Audiobooks.com

I’ve got an audiobook playing on all my drives now, so traffic never phases me anymore. In fact, sometimes I’ll take the long way home just to be sure the heroine falls for the right guy and all my favorite characters get their happily-ever-after.

Whether you’re a hardcore bookworm like me or a casual reader in search of a love story, Audiobooks.com offers thousands of entertaining books for easy listening on multiple devices.

“Everything has wifi these days,” Nicholas said, “so our goal is to be built in to as many devices so readers can be immersed in their audiobook experience wherever they are.”