Fantasy is more than dragons
" I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and sci-fi together so well since Pern... a truly original viewpoint of fantasy, and I loved it."
~ Riley Westbrook
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I welcome guest posts, but please check out the instructions below first. I always reply to this form, so if you haven’t heard from me in a couple of days, please check your Junk folder. Also, make sure you’re entering a valid email address. Only too often, my emails bounce or go unnoticed.
All posts are posted on both my main website (i.e. this one) and on the mirror website, nicholasrossis.wordpress.com. Contacting me about a guest post implies you are happy with this arrangement. I will not remove any material once it has been posted as this is not a link farm but a blog written by real people for real people.
I’m frequently asked for a review. Sadly, as a new dad with a full-time day job, I just lack the time to do so. I can, however, offer you a book feature, if you write in the genres of fantasy/sci-fi. Please check out the guest post FAQ for further information.
Guest Post FAQ
By sending me your guest post you agree to grant me non-exclusive publication rights to it. In other words, you allow me to publish it while the copyright and all other rights remain with you. You also agree that I have the right to edit it so that it fits the style and content of my blog, and that I can remove it at any time at my discretion.
Guest posts will be published simultaneously on both my website and WordPress blog.
1. What kinds of guest posts do you publish?
Anything that is book-related and of interest to my readers. I’m looking for posts that are fun, helpful and honest. My readers expect the best from my blog, and I try my hardest to offer it to them. So, I expect no less from you.
If you’re looking for an author or book feature, it helps if you’ve been active on my blog so that I know you. As I write children’s books as well as fantasy and sci-fi, books featured have to be PG-13.
2. Is there a fee involved?
There is no fee for individuals. I do this as a means of paying it forward to the community. Too many aspiring bloggers can’t seem to get a break and I want to help with that.
If you’re a business aiming to introduce your services to my readers or raise awareness about your product, there may be a fee involved. However, this is not a specific amount. Just give me whatever you think this is worth to you (think of it as a virtual tip). I use such funds toward covering my blogging expenses, so they are much appreciated. Please contact me for details.
3. Who owns the guest post?
You do. Once it’s published, however, you can’t ask for it to be removed, as this would be disrespectful to my readers.
Please keep in mind that you hold sole responsibility for the post’s entire content. If you send me a photo to be published, you are solely responsible in case of copyright infringement. The same goes if your post turns out to be plagiarized. I share your guest post in good faith, but hold no responsibility for its content.
4. May I send it to other blogs or outlets?
5. Is there a period during which I can’t do so?
No. You can send it to other blogs or outlets as soon as you wish.
5. Can I use outbound links?
Yes. However, I spend hours on the posts I publish on my blog, trying to make them as interesting to my readers as possible, and take great pride in my work. My blog is not a link farm, so please don’t treat it as one. It is a place to connect with like-minded people, not a small part of your SEO strategy.
6. So, to make sure I understand correctly, I may link to my website/social media?
7. I’m sold. Nothing would please more than sending you my guest post (except for chocolate, duh). What do you need from me?
Please send me your idea for a guest post. It needs to appeal to my readers, who are mostly writers interested in books and book marketing. Assuming we move forward with it, I’ll need the following (please consider this a checklist and be sure to send me everything):
- The post in word format;
- all photos as separate files;
- a short author bio;
- your photo;
- social media/contact links;
- buy links (in case of a book feature or promo).
7. Done. Is there anything else you need?
Yes. My blog offers you exposure to real people. I know all of them and think of each and every one of them as my friend. So, please visit the post once it’s live and respond to the comments. I’m always shocked by the fact that only a handful of guest bloggers have ever shown up to say a simple “thank-you” to their readers.
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