Thanks for joining my Audiobook Review Team!
* Please note that the guidelines for the Audio Team are different from the ones for my eBook Review Team, so make sure and read them all.
First, there are only 2 retailers where you can leave an audiobook review at: iTunes, and Audible/Amazon. Audible is broken down into 2 groups: Audible.com, and Audible.co.uk.
If you're an iTunes or Audible.co.uk user, I have plenty of review copies for you.
If you're an Audible.com user, competition for review copies is going to be a little more...competitive.
Audible download codes will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. I can't guarantee you a free review copy of the next audiobook even if you reviewed the previous one. There is no deadline to leave your review, but Audible.com codes are in short supply. If you have both an Audible account and an iTunes account, I encourage you to select the iTunes group. This will free up space for someone else to join the Audiobook Review Team.
To make things as easy for you as possible, I'll use some 'Sorting Hat' magic at the bottom of the page to break you up into 2 groups: Audible users and iTunes users. Here's why:
Alright, let's move on to the rest of the guidelines...
My audiobooks are averaging 14 hours long. Can you commit to that? Again, there's no deadline to listen and review; I just thought you should know before you request a copy.
Ratings VS Reviews: There is a HUGE difference between 'ratings' and 'reviews' at both retailers. A rating is just choosing an overall rank between 1 - 5 stars. It's better than nothing, but it doesn't tell potential listeners anything about the audiobook. Reviews are when you not only choose the star rating, but you also write out your thoughts and opinions on the audiobook. That's what I'm looking for. Please write a review (with words) instead of just leaving an overall star rating.
* No matter what retailer you're assigned to, you can also post your review onto Goodreads for some 'extra credit'!
What to include in your review: Audiobook reviews are a little different than eBook reviews because you have more elements to consider. You have the story, the sound quality, and the narrator. Was the sound quality nice and clear? Did Nick Cracknell's acting skills bring my characters to life? Does he have the kind of voice that makes you want to hear him read the dictionary? Did he use any of your favorite accents? Did he make you laugh? Did he make you blush? Did you enjoy his storytelling enough to want to listen to all of the books he narrates?
Your review can be as short or long as you want, but please help me out by writing more than one sentence. It will be a breeze if you answer some of those questions I just asked. Audible also makes it easier by asking you similar questions.
How to send me your review: No searching for links this time. Just email a screenshot to email@example.com. I'll have different instructions on how to do that depending on where the Sorting Hat sends you.
Disclaimers? Forget about 'em! There is absolutely no need for you to include any kind of disclaimer in your audiobook review, unless you really, really want to.
Actually, I have a disclaimer for you: My stories are adult romances with adult language and adult sexual intimacy. Please don't play them in the car or on a speaker where young children might hear, because sometimes technology gets it horribly, horribly wrong.
Ready to try out my Sorting Hat?
I told you I had one. ;)
Click on the option that suits you best:
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to answer them ASAP!