You’ve probably read some posts recommending audiobooks as the next big thing. And you probably know that if you live in the US or the UK you can use ACX to either upload your e-books and sell them (through Audible, Amazon, i-Tunes), or to find a producer/narrator (either by paying or by offering split royalties) and get your book made into an audiobook.
Patrick Jones, an author friend has also been working hard on his novels and audiobooks and he shared a very interesting post about an easy way to try and market your audiobooks. (He shared a post within ACX itself. Here is his link. And as you’ll be in his blog, check his fabulous stories and videos. Patrick and his wife Sandy are great.)
I had a go at it, and it works. But let me explain. If somebody is not an Audible client (it’s a subscription service like Amazon Unlimited, or Oyster… Or quite a few others, but for Audiobooks. By paying around $15 you can get a new audiobook per month, cancel at any time…) they can get a free audiobook by signing for a 30 day free trial. (For the author, is somebody signs on via your book, you get an extra bonus)
The idea with this method is you can get a link to a page that offers your audiobook for free, and once you get the link to that page, you can use it to promote your audiobook.
If you read the above post, you’ll see it seemed to cause some confusion. So this is my easy version.
- Get the ASIN for your audiobook. If you’re like me you’ll keep a list with links to all versions of your book, so you’ll probably know where to find the ASIN for your book in Audible.com. But if you don’t, here I show you a screen capture of one of mine, so you can see where to find the ASIN (If you put your title in the search box, remember to click the title once it comes up). You can click in the picture to see it bigger.
Note: A word of warning, this method does not work for Audible.co.uk (at least not yet or using the same method).
- Add the ASIN to the end of this url:
The equal sign must remain there. No need for spaces between it and the ASIN. These are the links to my 2 audios, so you see what I mean.
Try with your own and you’ll see.
And if you want to shorten the link, use bit.ly or any other link-shortener you like. And Bob’s your uncle!
Thanks to Patrick for sharing this resource. Thanks to all of you for reading, and you know what to do, like, share, comment and click!
Olga Núñez Miret