I'm posting this only for clarification. We consider the Jukebox as a business start-up and at some point we will be selling advertising to support the site. So far, we have not asked for any money from anyone and have not received any money from anyone in any context relative to audiobooks in any way related to this site. Susan does receive a minimal payment for her reviews published at Tor.com.
When we feel we have sufficiently piloted all of our desired programs for the Jukebox and have set up the business with all legally required state and federal licenses and registrations, including a FEIN, we will directly solicit advertising from publishers. In our view, we still have a lot to do before we accept advertising. ALL publishers will have the opportunity to advertise. All publishers currently have the opportunity to participate in our Solid Gold Reviewer program.
We have never and will never ask any blogger for a "good" review in any context. They own their copyrights and we only link to their reviews. The guidelines for our reviewer program deals with form only, not the substance of reviews.