"Our intent with Bookshelf Plus is to enable instant access to our rapidly-growing library of eBooks and audiobooks across the globe. We're offering the largest LDS audiobook and eBook library that spans across our rich 150-year history, all for as little as $6.99 a month," says Rob Johnson, Director of E-commerce at Deseret Book.
The convenient service is only $6.99/month or $69.99/year for Platinum members (a 43% savings), and $9.99/month or $99.99/year for non-Platinum members. Compared to Audible, which is $14.95/month and only gives you one credit a month (about 1 book per month), Bookshelf Plus offers significant savings.
“For 150 years now, Deseret Book has been there for its customers, always adapting to changing customer needs, and we are proud to be able to continue in that tradition.We’ve found a way to make unlimited audio and over 1800 books a click or two away in an affordable subscription,” says Jeff Simpson, president of Deseret Book. “We want to provide more and more content to our customers wherever they are, and that means mobile and digital. Some people have thought of this new Bookshelf Plus subscription like an ‘LDS Audible,’ but with greater access to relevant content at a lower price than other subscription services offer.”
"We need to learn truth and draw closer to God and the Savior. For those who want to have access to the voices of light and hope that Deseret Book has offered for over 150 years, Deseret Bookshelf Plus is essential," says well-known LDS author, Brad Wilcox. "For me personally, I am especially excited about the audio books. I do a lot of listening to books in the car as I travel."
Deseret Book’s official free app—Deseret Bookshelf—allows users to read, search, and study their entire LDS library in a convenient and effective manner. In addition to the standard works, you get eight classic LDS books for free when you download the app, including Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Jesus the Christ. It also includes many features to maximize your gospel study, including lesson helps.