HI, I'm still pretty new to book promotions and tours and I was wondering if someone could explain. What is a guest post and how is it different from a promo? If you are posting an author's book excerpt or giveaway, does that qualify as a guest post?

Views: 136

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Think of a guest post like a newspaper article. You're writing on a topic of interest to the blogger's readers. It may be on a topic related to your book, but its purpose is not to promote your book. Its purpose is to entertain or inform. When you're writing a good guest blog, you shouldn't even consider book promotion as a secondary purpose of your article. You'll get a bio at the end of the post, with links to your web site and your books, but the article itself should not be an advertisement.

I have written a number of guest posts over the years. I do most of them on the craft of writing, with a few on writing lifestyle, and one recently on what it's like to write as a legally blind author. If a blog has a theme, I try to write to their theme (to their audience). 

I did write two guest posts that were a bit of an exception -- one was an interview with the main character of my book (at the blogger's request) and one was a prequel short story to my novel, The Immortality Virus, also at the blogger's request. 

Usually when you guest post, the blogger will give you a topic. So don't worry too much about it. 

Thank you Christine. I am a relatively new blogger and this was something I wasn't completely sure about. So you are saying a guest post is content the blogger posts that the author has written correct? Thanks for your response.

Yes, this is correct. 

Yes. It is a great way to introduce your writing to a new audience. It also benefits your host, exposing his/her writing to your audiences, as you share the article with your networks. 

That was very helpful, Christine. Thanks for sharing.

What a great question to me, and the reply of Christine.
Now I do also know about guest post.

Darryl, more details would do :D


Need help?




LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites 2015

Favorites of Favorites 2015 LibraryReads has announced their Favorites of Favorites list available in 2015 that librarians across the country love. You can Request or Wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.  If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the monthly […]


At NetGalley, we like to take a moment at Thanksgiving to thank you for your loyalty and support. We are grateful to have a dedicated community of Book Advocates who love reading and recommending – you truly help new books succeed! By the end of this year, your enthusiasm for reading & recommending will mean […]

Blogger Spotlight – Romance Edition

Blog name: Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews Blog URL: http://www.straightshootinbookreviews.comYour name: Mandy – Str8shooterMLet’s begin with your blogger origin story - how long have you been blogging about books and why did you start?I’ve been blogging for almost two and a half years, which is really hard to believe. It all started in March of 2012 […]

© 2015   Created by Tarah Theoret.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service