Frequently Asked Questions about Audio Books on CD and MP3-CD - AudiobookStand

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How do I find audiobooks by a certain author?

How do I find audiobooks by a certain Narrator?

How are things listed on this website?

How do I find more genres like Romantic-Suspense titles?

I only want to view CDs or I only want to view MP3-CDs what do I do?


I only want to view Abridged or only Unabridged titles. What do I do?

I want to see the least expensive titles that are New or Coming Soon. What do I do?

I want to see the titles in a specific series. How do I find it?



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How do I find audiobooks by a certain author?
In the search bar, if you know the exact name of the author you can use quotes around the author's name. The search results displayed will only be the titles by the exact name of the author. For example, if you search “Nora Roberts” only titles by Nora Roberts will be displayed rather than any title or author with “Nora” or “Roberts” in the name. This will give you cleaner results and will help when using the sort function by price. You can also click on the author's name on any of the product pages of their books and be navigated to a listing of that author only.

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How do I find audiobooks by a certain Narrator?
At the top of the page in the search box enter the narrator's name. Click on the first title that comes up. On the product page click on the Narrator's name again. All tiles narrated by that narrator will be displayed.

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How are things listed on this website?
On the New and Coming Soon page by publication date, then alphabetically by title. On pricing tabs the titles are displayed by publication date.

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How do I find more genres like Romantic-Suspense titles?
Click on Genre. Choose the major category your looking for (Romance, for Romantic-Suspense, Thriller/Suspense for Military Thrillers etc.) . The word Genre now displays as the generic genre (Romance for example) and across the top of the results page are listed the number of titles in the main genre and all of the subgenres for that genre. (Romance will show Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance etc.) IF, after you've filtered by genre you click on any price tab you will be shown titles in that genre for those prices. So to find all Paranormal romance titles for $6 go to Genre, choose Romance then choose Paranormal romance then click on the $6 tab.

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I only want to view CDs or I only want to view MP3-CDs what do I do?
Click on the word Filters and choose to view only Abridged, Unabridged, CDs or MP3-CDs.

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I only want to view Abridged or only Unabridged titles what do I do?
Click on the word Filters and choose to view only Abridged, Unabridged, CDs or MP3-CDs.

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I want to see the least expensive titles that are New or Coming Soon. What do I do?
Click on the New & Coming Soon page and then click Sort. Choose Price: Low to High.

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I want to see the titles in a specific series. How do I find it?
Find any title in the series. Go to the top of the title page At above the title is the number that audiobook is in the series and the series name. Click on the series name. The entire series will be listed. It is sorted by the oldest title in the series to the newest title in the series.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I import the audiobook files from my MP3-CD to my iPod® or other portable MP3 device?

How do I make a return?

What is an MP3-CD?

Where can I play an audiobook MP3-CD?

What differences are there in MP3-CD audiobooks?


What is the difference between ABRIDGED and UNABRIDGED books?

What are the CEA/APA Audiobook Standards?

If I use my credit card to order, how can I be sure the transaction is safe, and my credit card number won't be stolen?

How do I place an order online?

How do I redeem my Gift Certificate?



Can I import the audiobook files from my MP3-CD to my iPod® or other portable MP3 device?
Yes, you can! Buying MP3-CDs for the purpose of putting the audiobook on your portable device is a nice alternative to online downloads of audiobooks. You will always have the disc for backup should you lose the files on your device. Learn more >

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How do I make a Return?
Click here to download a PDF and follow the instructions on the returns form to make a return.

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What is an MP3-CD?
An MP3-CD looks, sounds and feels like a regular CD (compact disc). However, the content file(s) is more compressed. MP3 stands for both the extension on the file and the type of file-MPEG, Moving Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer 3. (Layer 3 is one of three coding schemes for the compression of audio signals.) Layer 3 uses compression to remove all redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound signal-what the human ear doesn't hear anyway. The result in real terms is that layer 3 shrinks the original sound data by a factor of 12 without sacrificing sound quality.

A regular CD holds a maximum of 74 minutes of audio, compared to the MP3-CD's storage capability of up-to 16 hours (at 96kbps). This advantage makes MP3-CDs the logical choice for audiobooks.

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Where can I play an audiobook MP3-CD?
New CD players which are marked as MP3-CD compatible will play MP3-CD audiobooks as will most new DVD players, computer CD drives, new in-dash car audio systems, and several new 2005 automobiles (factory installed).

New CD players that are formatted to play MP3-CDs will also play regular CDs. However, older CD players built to play only regular CDs will not play the new MP3-CDs.

To take full advantage of navigation produced by use of the CEA/APA Audiobook Standards, audiobooks on MP3-CD must be formatted in those standards and played on an MP3-CD player marked as Compatible. Look for the Audiobook Compatible designation on MP3-CD.

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What differences are there in MP3-CD audiobooks?
Today, Brilliance Audio is the only audiobook publisher whose titles in MP3-CD format conform to meet the Audiobook standards jointly published by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Audiobook Publishers' Association (APA).

Audiobooks that display the Audiobook Format logo are formatted with a special table of contents file for easy navigation when played on players bearing the Audiobook Compatible logo. While it's true that Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD audiobooks will play on any MP3-CD player, only an Audiobook Compatible player is built to read the special table of contents file that enables the book to be navigated by each page (60-seconds long) or by chapter. Only players that display the Audiobook Compatible logo will play Audiobook Format files in the order in which they were intended, read and navigate the table of contents file, and restart the audiobook at the same spot when it was turned off - a feature often called "bookmarking" or "auto resume".

All MP3-CD audiobooks are made so that any MP3-CD player can skip forwards and backwards in the book by complete chapter.

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What is the difference between ABRIDGED and UNABRIDGED books?
Unabridged audiobooks are the complete book -- word for word as the author wrote it. Abridged audio books are shortened versions of the original book. Typically, the original author must approve abridged versions.

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What are the CEA/APA Audiobook Standards?
The Audiobook standards jointly published by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Audiobook Publishers' Association (APA) are the set of coding standards that creates a special table of contents file that allow full navigation of an audiobook by page and chapter.

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If I use my credit card to order, how can I be sure the transaction is safe, and my credit card number won't be stolen?
All billing, shipping, and credit card information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For a more complete explanation, read the section entitled Security in our privacy statement.
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How do I place an order online?
1. When you find an item you'd like to purchase, be sure to press the "Add to Cart" button on the product description page.
2. When you are done shopping, go to the shopping cart by pressing the shopping cart button at the top of the screen.
3. Review the contents or your shopping cart. If everything is in order then press the "Proceed to Check Out" link.
4. Fill out the Shipping Information form and press the submit button at the bottom of the screen.
5. Select a shipping method from those presented and press the next button at the bottom of the screen.
6. Fill out the Payment Information form and edit the billing address information if necessary. Press the submit button at the bottom of the screen.
7. You will be presented with a confirmation page showing the details of your order. Print out this page and keep it for your records.

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How do I redeem my Gift Certificate?
Unfortunately, our website does not have the capability to redeem Gift Certificates online. Due to this, we will no longer sell Gift Certificates. To redeem an existing Gift Certificate, please call 1-800-854-7859 to place your order.
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