With any luck, and a bit of magic, you should only be able to hear our latest Audible Ads if you are downloading our MP3 files in the USA or Canada (starting with Tyger Tyger Burning Bright). And even if you live in North America, the ads should automatically be removed after about six weeks or so.
This clever feature is thanks to a technical change by Wizzard, who host our audio and broker our sponsorship deal. Audible have always only paid us on the basis of our North American audience, but in the past we had to play the book recommendation to everyone, no matter where they are. We are pleased about this change because we realise that listening to a book recommendation on every story can get in the way of the enjoyment – but we hope it’s fine for most people if the recommendations are on only a few of the stories. We are also working through our older stories manually removing the older ads.
In general we hope that Audible is a welcome service for you. We believe that Audible complements our offering because it has so many book that we simply can’t do – even if we had the time we don’t have the copyright.
If you are new to Audible, they have a special Thanksgiving offer. You can download a free book without filling in any card details. It’s a great way to get started.
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us by buying an audio book from Audible. Keeping our sponsor happy also supports Storynory – because we do run this on a very tight budget.
If you need an ad-free story for school or a similar good reason, then you can always email us and we’ll see what we can do.