Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Book Blogger Confessions follow up post: Book Tours/Guest posts
Last week we discussed book tours and author guest posts for Book Blogger Confessions. I mentioned in my answer that I have run into a few issues and came up with guidelines that I send to authors first to avoid any miscommunications.
Quite a few people asked about it so I decided to post them here. I try to keep it short and simple but I’m always reevaluating and updating the guidelines as I run into new situations. For example I recently added the – it must be an original post – line after seeing the same guest post on several blogs. I will probably also be adding something about a timeframe for receiving a post. I’ve been getting them too close to the wire lately and I find myself scrambling to format the night before it’s scheduled.
I hope it helps. The authors seem to appreciate it because often they aren’t sure what will work for each blog either and I am willing to be flexible if it would make for a better post.
Let me know if you have anything to add or any thoughts on the guidelines in general.
-The feature would consist of an original guest post.
-Length: approximately 500-700 words. (Does not include author bio/book summary) Topic of your choice but please keep in mind that I review books of all genres, including YA, so no overly graphic language or sexual content.
-You must include your own links/author bio/photos/ when you send me your post if you want them included.
-If you include purchase links, please keep them to no more than two.
(*Note – this may not seem like a lot but I was getting 8-10 links included sometimes and I think readers glaze over at that point. Agree? Disagree?)
-Feel free to include a giveaway but it is not required. If you do please let me know if it's US/International and what format (print/digital etc)
Topic reminder for Monday June 17th:
BEA, ALA. Have you ever been before? If you've been before, share your experiences; both pro & con. If you haven't gone before, do you participate in online events like Armchair BEA? Do you hope to go one day? Do you feel too intimidated to go? Are you jealous of the big book hauls and tweets during the events?
* More information about Book Blogger Confessions here.