I bought my first audiobook, now what?
Congrats on your first Authors Direct purchase! We're so excited for you to enjoy your new audiobook(s) - here's how to access your new Authors Direct account and audiobook(s).
1. Check the inbox (and spam folder!) of your email address used to purchase the audiobook on Authors Direct. It may take up the 5 minutes for the email to arrive.
You'll receive an email from Authors Direct that looks like the one below. It contains your temporary password to login to the free Authors Direct
mobile application on iOS and Android. No iOS or Android Device?
No problem! You can listen directly in your desktop web browser with the new Authors Direct Web Player
Download the app to your smartphone/tablet (or visit the Authors Direct Web Player
) and login using your temporary password. You'll set a new custom password the first time you login. You'll find your audiobook is waiting for you seconds after you've made your purchase and logged in for the first time. Subsequent purchases under the same email address will automatically appear in your Authors Direct library.
How to Download Audiobook for Offline Listening
You can download an audiobook to your device for offline listening for when you don't have an internet connection. Tap on the audiobook to view the audiobooks' Details page. Look for the icon with a cloud and downward arrow () to download the ...
Where can I buy an audiobook to listen to with Authors Direct?
If you're in the US, Canada, or Australia, you can buy an audiobook from any participating author. We're excited to expand to more countries soon. You can check out a list of participating authors here!
How Do I Listen to an Audiobook?
Once you've logged into your Authors Direct account, you'll see your Audiobook Library. This is where your purchased and redeemed audiobooks will live. Tapping on the sideways triangle (known as the Play Button, circled in red below) next to the ...
Does Authors Direct Support Audiobook Reviews?
Authors Direct doesn't currently support audiobook reviews, but you can review the title on other platforms for customers to see and read, which helps support the author! Here are a few vendors that support reviews without having purchased the book ...
How do I create an account?
Authors Direct automatically creates an account for you the first time you purchase an audiobook. Look for an email with a one-time-use password and instructions on downloading the Authors Direct app. You cannot create an account inside the app.