The ACX Promotional Code (or more commonly, the Promo Code) is an advertising tool that ACX and Audible make available to their Authors, Publishers and Narrators on the Audiobook Creation Exchange platform. Among all of them it is certainly the most powerful of the tools, some would say “was”, but before explaining why we try to understand its main function.
The Promo Code is, as the word itself says, a promotional code that allows Authors, Publishers and Narrators to promote their audiobook allowing the recipient to listen to the audiobook for free. This allows the listener to test the product and, for those who have produced it, to receive a free truthful review from a listener/follower.
Wonderful, if you consider that, until March 26th 2020, Amazon payied each Audiobook redeemed with Promocodes!
In fact, on March 26th, 2020 ACX modified its policies informing all its Creators with the following message:
As you can read from the note, ACX disputes an improper use of Promo Codes by a small portion of users and for that reason Amazon Will No Longer Pay Royalties on Audiobooks Redeemed With ACX Promo Codes.
To pay the consequences, all the Authors and Self-Publishers who placed in the Promo Code a hope of return on investment, even only in part.
In particular, the Self-Publisher category suffers the most from the change in ACX policies.
But you know, only a correct analysis of the market can guarantee a good entry and it is therefore important to be sure that the chosen keyword falls within the parameters.
But what is the solution then?
The only solution is find the best profitable Audible keywords! A keyword search that takes into account the ranking of audiobooks, the only value that gives us a measure of the number of audiobook sold. The search must therefore be done on the reference market: you got it right, right on Audible!
But is it possible to do a sales calculation directly from Audible?
Yes! With Audio Cash Pro you can! With our extension you can view the rankings of all the audiobooks you’re evaluating, live, in the blink of an eye!
Once activated, the extension will show you the ranking of each audiobook directly under each title.
In this way, you’ll see the ranking right away and it will evidence you immediately choosing a profitable keyword and discard titles with keywords that do not rank properly!
We estimated that for each search done on Audible with Audio Cash Pro, you save about 3 hours a week, spending 1 hour a day searching for keywords, not bad, right?
But Audio Cash Pro includes other features that will allow you to run as fast as lightning!