What is it?
Audiobook Boom is the best way to give away your ACX, Findaway, Author’s Republic or other codes to interested listeners. Every Tuesday morning, an email goes out to a couple thousand eager audiobook listeners. They express an interest in your book and you gift it to them or send them one of your codes. The purpose is twofold:
Find new listeners who may not know of your work! Get them hooked on your series so they'll tell others. Word of mouth is huge!
Get reviews! We ask all recipients to write reviews on Audible, Amazon and/or Good Reads.
How do I get ACX codes?
If you have an exclusive distribution contract through ACX, then go to your dashboard. From there click the Promo Codes tab. The resulting page will let you generate new codes. Remember: codes are ONLY available to those with exclusive ACX distribution.
I distribute through Findaway (Or other non-ACX platform). Can I use you?
Absolutely. As long as you have a way of giving your book out for free, you can use the service. We are simply a match-maker. We provide listeners who will listen to your book, and you send them a review copy through whatever means you have available. Most of our listeners are used to ACX codes, but if you tell them that the code is good for a different platform, they are usually fine with it.
How much does it cost?
Listen & Review: $12 per title
What do I get for that?
You get a listing with your cover, a 75 word blurb (you provide), the author/narrator names, running time, star rating, PLUS an email every time someone requests a book as well as a spreadsheet backup. Not bad for only $12.
What do I do when someone requests a Listen & Review copy?
Easy. You send them one of your codes via email with instructions to redeem it. Note that we do not send codes for you. This allows you to have full control over where the codes go and track if the title is being reviewed. Make sure that you have both US and UK codes! They are region specific, so if you need more of either, email email@example.com.
How many subscribers do you have?
We have over 7000 subscribers and are growing quickly. But the really good news is that because the list is grown organically and is made up of audiobook lovers who double-opted in, there should be no bots or spammers. As a result, we have about a 20% open rate and an 12% click rate. This is unheard of in typical mass mailings, so you can be sure that your book is being placed in front people who actually want it.
Do you ever reject books?
Sadly, yes. 9 times out of 10 this is because the cover is either horrible or is the default ACX cover. If your cover looks like it was done in Microsoft Paint, we will refund your money and won't list it. Same goes for any audiobooks using the default colored square with text that ACX provides if you don't have a cover. C'mon, do this. Your book won't sell without a cover and you can buy a nice pre-made one for under $50. Google it.
Do you offer a guarantee?
No. We now have almost 7000 subscribers. So if your title is not getting at least 5 requests, then chances are the book fits a small demographic, is a topic that doesn't have broad appeal, etc. It could also be something as simple as your cover not drawing interest. None of those are within our control. To help you figure out if the service is worth your investment, here's the subscriber breakdown (approximate number of subscribers):
Mystery - 2600
Thriller - 2500
Romance - 1500
Fantasy Romance - 1400
Historical Fiction - 1600
Historical Romance - 1200
Literary Fiction - 1500
Women's Fiction - 1300
African-American Fiction - 300
Religious Fiction - 500
Science Fiction - 2300
Fantasy - 2300
Horror - 1300
Comedy - 1400
Westerns - 900
Young Adult - 1700
Children's - 600
Business - 800
Science and Technology - 800
General Nonfiction - 1300
History - 1200
Religious Nonfiction - 600
Biographies/Memoirs - 1400
Self-Help - 1000
True Crime - 1100
Classics - 1300
LGBT - 600
Erotica - 1100
We also do not guarantee that you will get a specific number of reviews. As with any review copies given out, a certain percentage will leave reviews and others won't.
The Audiobook Boom email goes out Tuesday morning. To be included in that mailing, all submissions must be made by 9PM PST of the Friday before. Submissions after that will go in the following week's email.
Can I promote the same title again?
Yes, but please wait 6 months to do so. Listeners want fresh content from week to week.
Ok, talk to me like I'm 5 and walk me through this. How does it work?
You pay the $12.
After paying, the system will direct you to a page to register your book. Do that. If the page doesn't redirect, don't worry. You'll always get an email with a link to register the title.
A little later, you'll get an informational email once this is loaded into our system. It can take a few days for this to happen. This email has crucial information PLUS a link to your spreadsheet with a list of people who requested your book. Don't disregard this email!
On Tuesday, the email blast will feature your title. Make sure you are subscribed and have checked the genre preferences or you won't see your book. If your book is Erotica, for example, but you chose only to get titles in Religious Fiction, you won't see it.
Once people start requesting free review copies of your book, you'll get an email AND the spreadsheet list will be updated automatically. Remember, the spreadsheet link is given to you in your welcome email.
You start giving out codes to people who requested it.
That's it! You're done! Hopefully you'll get lots of requests, some new listeners, and reviews!
Ready to get started?
Please note the cutoff for Tuesday’s email blast is the Friday before at 9PM PST. This is firm due to automation.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org