Welcome to FreeAudioBooks.co.uk

Faq’s for authors

  • 1. What is this site for?

    We have posted a notification of site closure. Until then, you are welcome to continue to use the site.

    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.

  • 3. Is the site for authors and/or 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 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. How do I upload my audiobook? 

    Please read this section carefully. There are things to consider and 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 log in unless you have first clicked the verification link on our email.
    2. Prepare your book cover image in advance. We suggest you use the ones on ACX as these are likely to be the correct size: (500 pixels x 500 pixels. Alternatives, such as 250×250, will be rejected) plus the associated book blurb. You can locate the relevant image under the ‘completed projects’ tab. We only accept a single still image of the book cover (i.e. no promotional video or multiple-image formats).
    3. To add an audiobook click the ‘add audiobook’ link and complete the form.
    4. Once submitted your book will be reviewed (usually within 24 hours). You will receive a notification.
    5. When a listener requests a promo code you will receive an automated email containing specific audiobook details and the country code they require (USA or UK).
    6. Unless you subscribe to our promo code distribution service (see below), it’s then up to you to obtain the relevant promo code and to contact the listener. For consistency, we ask you to click the ‘copy blurb’ link from your ACX 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-promo. The listener simply has to follow the link and paste their code.

    NEW: Our promo code distribution service comes with a number of benefits. More Information

  • 9. Are there restrictions?

    We do not allow erotica or 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 ask listeners to leave reviews we cannot force them to and neither can we influence the content of their review.


  • 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.

  • 14. Can You Help Promote My Audiobook?

    Yes. Check out our author/narrator resources.