At Freebooksy we have one fundamental belief: All authors deserve a chance to reach new readers. For this reason, we do not have a stated review minimum, nor do we have restrictions on how deeply your title must be discounted.
However, we want to keep our readers happy, so that they keep opening our emails and downloading the books inside. Keeping our readers happy means that we review all of the titles that come our way, and upon occasion we won’t be able to accept a book. We reserve the right not to accept any title for any reason, but below are some of the common factors that weigh into the review process:
Price and Timing
While our core audience is located in the US, we have readers in all time zones around the world. In order to give all of our readers equal opportunity to enjoy the titles featured in the email, all books must be free until midnight PST of the day that they are being promoted.
If you raise the price of your book before the end of the day that your book is posted we will not promote any of your books in the future. We don’t want that, and you don’t either! This leads to negative feedback and readers unsubscribing from our service which hurts other authors who are promoting their books with Freebooksy. Price switching hurts everyone and we do not allow it.
Our readers respond most favorably to books that areover 50 pages in length, so we have a 50 page minimum. There’s nothing wrong with short books, they just don’t perform well to our audience. Upon occasion we will make exceptions to this rule for Children’s books and select Non-Fiction.
Readers judge books by their review rating on Amazon. You do not need to have a certain number of reviews in order to be eligible for placement. However, if you do have reviews by the time your feature runs, and the average rating is below 3 stars, then there is a chance that we won’t be able to run your title. We have found that titles with a below 3 star average rating see much lower engagement from readers. In these cases, we don’t want you to waste your money on a promotion that won’t work for you.
Our emails feature the cover images quite prominently. If your cover is difficult to read, blurry, or just doesn’t fit our audience then we may not be able to accept your book.
If there are grammatical errors in your book description on Amazon or in any of the text available for preview, then we may not be able to accept it.
We promote many types of books across a variety of genres, and we love all genres of books. That said, we will not promote titles that are hateful, slanderous or designed to incite violence. We’re lovers not haters 🙂 Additionally, we may not accept certain titles that focus on very niche content because we know that the features won’t perform well.