The premier audio book website audible.com has released a new design to its website.
The new design labels all the images that one would need for navigation purposes, the book pages have headings so you can quickly jump to the publisher summary for example without reading through all the book information first, and the site rolled out new listener membership plans that let you roll your book credits to the next month.
The last feature is obviously taken from the cell phone industry and the roll over minutes option that they all pretty much offer now.
A very cool new feature is the list of lists which include lists like the best Listens of 2005, books to film, holiday stories, and staff/customer top ten lists.
The site also has an express purchase feature that is the same as amazon.com’s one click ordering.
the one drawback with regards to accessibility is on the membership join page. The membership plans are described using labeled graphics, but the plans are each on their own line with the click here portion of the graphic clickable all though your screen reader might not indicate that.
the plans on the audible site are basic ($9.95/month), Gold ($14.95/month), and Platinum ($22.95/month).
You get 1 credit per month on the gold plan and 2 per month on the platinum plan. the basic plan I’m not sure about though you do get some form of free audio plus 30% off any audiobook.
I had canceled my audible.com membership a few months ago, but now that you can roll your credits to the next month I may resubscribe.
Despite the one accessibility issue, which I don’t technically consider an issue since the graphic says click here, I recommend audible.com for anyone who enjoys reading and likes access to the latest and greatest in literature.