Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tell Readers How to Get Your Free Audiobooks

Authors who work with the talented narrators at ACX (which produces books for Audible) receive twenty-five free coupons for new books. These provide a great way to introduce new readers to the joy of listening to books in their car or jogging around the neighborhood.

The folks at Audible have created a more passive way for readers to access books with a free trial membership. It's easy.

Go to www.audible.com and find a book you want. When you click on the book title, part of its address will be its asin (a unique Amazon ID number). Place that ASIN after the following address:
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=
Make sure you leave in the = sign.

Here are a few links to my books, to use as samples for plugging in an ASIN.
Trouble on the Doorstep (5th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B00DOIL4GY
Behind the Walls (my favorite cover) (6th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B00LFT9N5S
Vague Images (7th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B0741H3WJC
Demise of a Devious Neighbor (2nd River's Edge book)
www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B073V39QPL

Since this is for a free trial membership, it's obviously not for current Audible members. However, every ACX/Audible author who has a new book can ask ACX for twenty-five free coupons. That's right, coupons they can give to reviewers, bloggers, or enthusiastic readers.

Most authors have websites with contact information. If you see a new book, it's worth asking an author if they have free coupons. We love to hear from readers.

Of course, you can always head to your library for books on CDs. Ask your librarian about borrowing digital copies of audiobooks. So many books, so many ways to listen, and so little time!
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