How to get more credits on Audible

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March 26, 2024

“I’m trying out audible for the first time, but only one credit a month? Is there a way to get more? I want to listen to a book I haven’t read in a long time to see if I like audiobooks, but I’m having a hard time deciding what to listen to with only one credit” – from Reddit user.

 Audible Premium Plus subscribers can use credits to purchase audiobooks and keep them forever. However, usually you can only get 1 or 2 credits per month? Want to get more credits? Here we will show you 3 options.

What is Audible credit?

Audible Premium Plus members receive credits as part of their membership benefits. They can use a credit to purchase any audiobook, regardless of price. Titles that are available for purchase with a credit will have a 1 credit banner next to them. Audible Plus members do not receive credits.

As you can see from the above, Audible sends you credits to buy audiobooks based on your subscription, but if you want more credits to purchase audiobooks, check below 3 options.

Option 1. Buy more Audible Credits

Paid Audible Premium Plus member for more than 30 days can buy more credits when you only have  1 or 0 credits in your account. You’ll be offered the option to buy a 3-pack of additional credits with a cheaper price than the regular cost. As a new member you have to wait 30 days to buy more credits. If you have two or more credits in your account, you need to use your credits first and then come back to this page to buy more credits.

Option 2. Switch to Annual plans

If you plan to buy lots of books, consider switching to the Annual plan at a discount, which gives you 12 credits or 24 credits up front. These plans allow you to puchase a bunch of credits which you can use immediately. Also, you get a discount on the per credit cost. For example, the 24 credits upfront plan costs $229.50, which works out to about $9.56 per credit.

You can switch to the annual plan anytime even if under 30 days. If not give them a call they will set you up.

BTW, sometimes, Audilbe has a special 12 credits upfront offer for $99.

Option 3. Sign up with Amazon Prime

If you have Amazon prime? If you sign up with prime you get two credits for free for first month. After the month was up you will get another 2 credits when your paid membership started, used those and you will get the deal to buy three credits.

How to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 and play them anywhere?

The downloaded Audible audiobooks come with .aax extension, a data file format associated to the Audible Enhanced Audiobook.

You can play the downloaded audiobooks in your Audible app or with iTunes. However, you can’t play them with other music player like QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, etc.

To play Audible audiobooks anywhere you want, the best way is to convert Audible to MP3 format. All you need is Pazu Audible Converter. Pazu Audible to MP3 Converter for Windows/Mac allows you to convert Audible AAX to MP3, M4A, M4B, AC3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, AIFF or WAV files that you can save to your computer, allowing you to add the audiobooks to any MP3 player. Split any Audible audiobook file to small segments by time frame or by chapters.

Step1: Install Pazu Audible Converter

Download Pazu Audible Converter.  Follow instructions to install it on your Mac or Windows. 

Step2: Add Audiobooks

Click the Add button to add audiobooks to Pazu Audible Converter. Or you can drag and drop the files into the converter directly.

Step3: Customize the settings

Click the Options button, here you can change the output path and choose to split the audio file into segments as needed. Click the Advanced button, you can customize the output settings: Output Format, SimpleRate, and Bitrate. If you choose Lossless as the output format, Pazu Audible Converter will download audiobooks in plain AA/AAX format.

Step4: Start to convert

Click on the Convert button at the top of the main interface to start converting the selected audiobooks to the output format you chose.

Step5: Find output files

When the converting process is completed,  click the History button and find the well-converted files from the local drive.