Welcome to FreeAudioBooks.co.uk

Faq’s for authors

  • 1. What is this site for?

    FreeAudioBooks, is a service for authors and/or narrators to distribute their ACX promo codes to interested listeners. If your audiobook is available on Audible.co.uk, or Audible.com then this site is for you.

  • 2. Is this a free service?

    Yes. Unlike some audiobook websites which charge by the book, you will never be charged for using our audiobook promo service. We support the site via paid audiobook promotion services.

  • 3. Can this site be used for both authors and narrators?

    Yes. If you’ve been supplied with promotional codes this is the place to use them.

  • 4. Do I need to register?

    Yes. Everyone (listeners, authors/narrators) must first register before they can use the site.

     

  • 5. Can I promote more than one book at a time?

    Yes. Promote as many as you like.

  • 6. Why should I give away my promo codes?

    It’s what they are intended for. Promo code giveaways attract listeners and reviews. The more reviews your audiobook gets, the higher it climbs up the Amazon rankings. If your audiobook was published before March 26, 2020, it will also attract royalties – so there’s a financial incentive.

  • 7. What if I run out of codes?

    Congratulations on having a popular audiobook! If you run out of a country code, let us know which book and which country code you’ve run out of, and we’ll place a notice to that effect.

    If you have used up your promo codes you should contact us in order to prevent further requests. We’d normally remove your audiobook at this point, but if you’d like to maintain your promotional page(s) there is a new stick around option to consider.

  • 8. What’s the process? 

    Please read this section carefully. There are things to consider prepare in advance:

    1. Register, then check your email (including spam) for a verification email from us. Once verified, return to the website. You will not be able to login unless you have first clicked the verification link on our email.
    2. To add an audiobook click the ‘add audiobook’ link and complete the form. Prepare your book cover image in advance (use the ones on ACX as these are likely to be the correct size: (500 pixels x 500 pixels) plus the associated book blurb. Once submitted your book will be reviewed (usually within 24 hours).
    3. When a listener requests a promo code we’ll contact you with their email details and the specific country code they require (USA or UK).
    4. It’s up to you to obtain the relevant promo code and to then contact the listener. For consistency, we ask you to click the ‘copy blurb’ link from your promo codes page. When pasted, it reads: Please enjoy one free audio review copy of (Book Title), now available on Audible. Redeem the one-time use code below at https://www.audible.co.uk/acx-promo28WD6A7TEW8B1

      The listener simply has to follow the link and paste in their code.

    5. You may also wish to consider giving the listener a time frame in which to redeem their code. If they choose not to, you’re free to allocate that code to someone else.
  • 9. Are there restrictions

    We do allow adult erotica but we do not allow material that promotes hate, racism, or pornography. We reserve the right to deny or delete material we consider offensive, including artwork on book covers.

  • 10. I’m getting bad reviews or no reviews

    Sadly, bad reviews come with the territory and are something we have no control over. Although we do request listeners to leave reviews we cannot force the issue.

     

  • 11. I need to edit something previously uploaded

    No problem. Assuming your audiobook has already been approved you’ll see an edit button on your uploads list (find this by hovering your cursor over your login name – top right – and clicking the relevant link on the dropdown menu). After editing, your audiobook will disappear from view, as all edits must be manually approved.

  • 12. My audiobook has been rejected

    Rejection is typically due to some oversight or problem during the upload. You’ll receive an email, specifying the reason. Then it’s simply a case of editing what you’ve previously uploaded or choosing to upload again from scratch.

  • 13. Is there a Newsletter?

    There is. We send out regular updates containing a sample of the latest uploads to the site. New users are automatically added to the distribution list, but as with all newsletters, it’s simple to unsubscribe.