Recently ACX gave me thirty-five free "coupons" as a promotional tool to distribute among audio book reviewers for my books on Audible.com and Amazon.com (who owns Audible). ACX is the author/narrator website owned by Audible that helps authors get their books made into audio books.
I realized up front that many folks, including my potential reviewers, haven't yet graduated to thinking about audio books as they do eBooks or music files. Or maybe they haven't even progressed past listening to audio books on tapes or CDs! I was afraid that this new technology might scare them off and they wouldn’t use the codes I’d given them. But in truth, it’s really easy, and you can handle them just like any old mp3 file, except they are much larger and take a few minutes to download on the fasted Wi-Fi system.
SharingwithWriters is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .