When I first heard that Scribd was including unlimited audiobooks in there subscription (along with unlimited ebooks and comics) I tripped over myself to sign up.
It was pretty much everything I dreamed it would be, and I was listening audiobooks like nobody’s business.
Saturday afternoon I launched my Scribd app to continue listening to The Year of the Flood, I got a notification that they were changing things up. To a credit bases (Audible-like) system.
Here is what they say:
We are going to be transitioning to a credit based system for audiobooks soon. Not all audiobooks, mind you—you’ll still have unlimited access to thousands of great audiobooks! However, for all other audiobooks on Scribd, you’ll need to use a credit to access them in full. We truly value you as a reader and listener, so before the transition is complete there will be a 30-day grace period during which you can continue enjoying unlimited access to all audiobook titles on Scribd. This transition will be complete on September 20th.
After the grace period, you’ll automatically receive 1 audiobook credit per month at the start of your billing cycle. If you use your free monthly credit and see a different book you want to jump into right away, don’t worry—you’ll be able to buy additional credits for $8.99 each.
There are lot of people who are very, very mad. I am not mad, a bit disappointed, but not mad. It was great while it lasted. I get it. We are just trying to pay the bills.
I would much rather use a credit based system than it disappearing completely, because I have fallen in love, deep in love, with Scribd.
What this means for me is that my audiobook listening will probably get a bit back under control. Probably. I will get caught up on some podcast episodes that have been piling up. And I will probably talk to my husband a bit more.
PS I am linking up over at Quirky Bookworm. Head over and see what everyone else’s bookworm problems are.