In lieu of a review, I'm happy to offer small press and self published authors an opportunity to provide original, unique content to one of our author features/series below.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating, and we can discuss specifics. All content must include an author photo, bio, and jpg of the cover at a minimum. Hyperlinks to author, publisher, and book pages are welcome.
Anything you send can be re-posted elsewhere once it’s been up on this site for 24 hours. We just ask to be given first publishing credits for it.
Audio Series - record yourself reading an excerpt from your book and send me the mp3 -http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=audio+series
Indie Spotlight - open topic guest post, generic, anything related to your book, influences, publishing, readings, whatever -http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=indie+spotlight
Bathroom Reading - yes, I do have a series where I ask writers to tell us what they read in the bathroom -http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=taking+it+to+the+toilet
Books and Booze (we have fun seasonal themes for these too!) – make up a drink for your book and send the photo and recipe, or pair existing drinks with your characters, settings, etc. http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/p/books-booze.html
Where Writers Write – Photos with essay or video of where you write, and why you write there -http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=where+writers+write
Indie Ink Runs Deep – this is open to publishing staff, as well as authors! - photo of your tattoos (they don’t have to be lit related) and the story behind them - http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/p/indie-ink-runs-deep.html
Eat Like an Author – where you write about what you’re eating and why, OR cook up a featured dish from your book… photos welcome, as are recipes. http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=eat+like+an+author
Writers Recommend – authors recommend their favorite book or the book that was most influential to them http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=writers+recommend
The Page 69 Test – we run an excerpt of page 69 from your book and you talk about whether it’s a good sampling of the overall storyline or not. https://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=page+69&max-results=20&by-date=true
My Top Five – create a listicle of your top five of something. Books, music, food, trends, writing spaces, etc. Try to link to, or attach photos for, whatever they are whenever possible. For example - if it’s music, link to the songs; if it’s books, link to where they can be purchased: https://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=top+five&max-results=20&by-date=true
So Close Yet So Far – Do you have a cool 6 degrees of separation story? Or a near-miss or close call brush with a celebrity/author/musician/personal fame? We want to hear about it if you do. Bonus points if you have a photo of it to share - https://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2022/09/so-close-yet-so-far-john-f-duffy.html
Would You Rather – a series of the same 20 questions for everyone who participates, where you must choose one of two bookish scenarios: http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=would+you+rather