Reviews

Can I use Audible or Findaway codes for ALCs?

You can't use ACX or Findaway download codes for advance review copies, because they only become available when the book is actually live. In addition, ACX has severely limited the number of review copies (25 US & 25 UK on release; then another 25 each once you've made the requisite number of sales). Findaway's are limited to 100 unless you choose Voices Plus distribution (not recommended, see Distributing Wide.)

 

I recommend distributing them via Bookfunnel (you have to be a Midlist author with them to do that, but I can host them for you for an additional fee).

 

You can also do it via a private Soundcloud link, or with Soundwise. From my research, neither has the customer service quality nor listener familiarity that Bookfunnel has.

 

On release day, we'll distribute your Audible or Findaway codes to reviewers we trust so that they won't be wasted.

You can't use ACX or Findaway download codes for advance review copies, because they only become available when the book is actually live. In addition, ACX has severely limited the number of review copies (25 US & 25 UK on release; then another 25 each once you've made the requisite number of sales). Findaway's are limited to 100 unless you choose Voices Plus distribution (not recommended, see Distributing Wide.)

 

I recommend distributing them via Bookfunnel (you have to be a Midlist author with them to do that, but I can host them for you for an additional fee).

 

You can also do it via a private Soundcloud link, or with Soundwise. From my research, neither has the customer service quality nor listener familiarity that Bookfunnel has.

 

On release day, we'll distribute your Audible or Findaway codes to reviewers we trust so that they won't be wasted.

Where will reviews appear?

Reviewers who work with HCB are highly encouraged to post reviews in multiple locations. If your books are exclusive with ACX, that may include:

  • Goodreads

  • Bookbub

  • Amazon

  • Apple

  • Instagram

  • Facebook

  • TikTok

If your books are wide, that also includes:

  • Google

  • Kobo

  • Downpour

 

On release day, we'll distribute your Audible or Findaway codes to reviewers we trust so that they won't be wasted.