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The Audiobookworm is an audiobook review blog and is one of only a few on the web that reviews audiobooks exclusively. It is run by one person, purely for enjoyment. No monetary profit is gained by the reviewing of these audiobooks (see below). Reviews are honest opinions of my feelings at that time and are subject to change upon further reflection. Reviews and opinions posted here are not meant to insult anyone. If you disagree with an opinion or review, please politely do so.

I am now offering promotional services, both personally and professionally. My personal promotional services (detailed below) only extend so far as this blog is concerned and do not require remuneration, just as my personal reviews do not. I do my best to keep Audiobookworm Promotions, the “business side” of The Audiobookworm, separate from my personal reviews and promotions. Promotional requests fulfilled through Audiobookworm Promotions do require remittance for services rendered, primarily my time. Information about Audiobookworm Promotions can be found here.

Located below are the mission statement, review policy, and personal promotions policy for The Audiobookworm.

Mission

I launched The Audiobookworm as a creative outlet for my love of audiobooks in January 2016. When something is great, I want to tell people about it! That was my primary motivation at the time and my list of goals has only grown since.

The Audiobookworm’s goals are to:

  • Share my personal passion for audiobooks with as many people as possible
  • Assist others in discovering the many joys that can be found through audiobooks
  • Help those with the active lifestyles find more effective ways to consume books without sacrificing time
  • Give audiobook narrators the appreciation they deserve
  • Combat the stigmas sometimes associated with audiobook listening
  • Prove that an audiobook habit doesn’t have to put a squeeze on your wallet

Review Policy

The following statements specifically apply to The Audiobookworm alone, not Audiobookworm Promotions.

I am willing to give honest, thoughtful reviews in exchange for audiobooks. All reviews will be accessible on here, Goodreads, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Bloglovin’. Some reviews may appear also on Amazon, Audible, or Audiobook Jukebox. If you would like a review to appear in any additional places, please let me know.

My preferences are as follows:

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*I’ve been known to listen to the Horror and Romance genres, but I am rather picky about them. Still, it doesn’t hurt to ask!

I specifically prefer Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, and almost anything about royalty or time travel. At this time, I am making a concerted effort to accept all requests that meet the above criteria. However, this means that I am scheduling requests sometimes months in advance.

In order to avoid burnout, I will be fulfilling approximately 3-5 review requests each month. Any requests made in addition to this quota may still be accepted, but will likely be fulfilled the following month or beyond. Of course, this depends on the number of requests on my plate at any given time, as well as my academic schedule.

I work very hard to balance my listening schedule so that I do not become overburdened (which wouldn’t be good for anyone). Reviewing audiobooks is my hobby and I don’t want it to ever feel like a job. Any estimation I give on when an audiobook will be reviewed should be taken as an approximation, not a deadline (unless we have discussed otherwise). To keep up with my listening schedule and see which audiobooks I have slated for a certain month, I suggest following me on Goodreads.

If yours is a time sensitive request, please make sure I know.  If I am aware that your request coincides with a release date or is otherwise time sensitive, I will be sure it gets fulfilled by that date. If I rate a sponsored book under 3.5 stars, the review will only be posted on Goodreads. Please understand that the review will be posted on Goodreads at my discretion, but you can ask that I not post a review of under x stars anywhere other than Goodreads, including this blog. If I don’t enjoy an audiobook enough to write a favorable review, I will email you explaining the situation and we can decide how to proceed.

  • In accordance with FTC regulations, I will not accept monetary gifts for audiobooks reviewed on The Audiobookworm. If you would like me (Jess) to review an audiobook, I am open to doing so free-of-charge. But please make sure I understand that you are wanting to work with my blog alone, not hire my promotional services. Reviews written by me will be unbiased and will not adhere to a certain rating. My personal reviews are a separate entity from the paid promotional services I organize through other blogs.
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Promo Policy

The following statements specifically apply to The Audiobookworm alone, not Audiobookworm Promotions.

In addition to reviews, I am willing to participate in certain promotions, such as giveaways, interviews, guest posts, etc. These promotions will be free-of-charge, but will only be posted on this blog. If you are looking for a larger promotional reach, please consider using my paid promotional services, which include organizing promotions across multiple blogs and platforms.

*Please keep in mind that I only promote audiobooks on this blog. If any requested promotions are intended to coincide with release dates, they should be audiobook release dates and not traditional book release dates (unless they coincide). I will not promote a book unless it is available in audiobook format at the time of the promotion. I will need at least 2-weeks prior notice if promotional services are to be offered by/on a certain date.

⚠️ I prefer to promote audiobooks that I have personally heard and reviewed. The posting of the review can be timed in accordance with the requested promotion(s) or it can be posted in advance. If I should rate the audiobook below 4 stars, I will let you know well before any promotions begin and we can decide how to proceed from there. The unbiased review will eventually be posted, just not while it is being actively promoted on The Audiobookworm.

 

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As sole owner of this blog, I reserve the right to change the above policies as I see fit. Updated September 1, 2016.

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