Guest blog guidelines

  • DEADLINE: I need the blog no later than three days prior to the scheduled post date. That gives me time to get it formatted.
  • Please send the blog to jovebelle AT gmail DOT com.
  • Pick whatever topic speaks to you at the moment. If you’re promoting a new book, talk about it somehow.
  • Blog should be all original content. This means no blogs that have been previously posted online. Also, cross-posting is tricky. Check with me if you plan to do this.
  • Try to keep word count around 500 words. That is a loose guideline. I’m not going to count your words.
  • Please make sure that your blog is edited/proofread and ready to go. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to do that.
  • Please include a brief bio (50-100 words) at the end of the blog.
  • Please attach a copy of your latest book cover when you send the blog. I’ll include it as part of your introduction.
  • People like pictures. If you have some that are germane to your blog, send ’em. Please don’t embed them into the word file with the blog. They won’t transfer over that way. Send them as jpeg files.
  • Same comment about video. It has to be formatted in a specific way to work, but if you have video you want to include, we can work together to make that happen. The video has to be available on a host site. We don’t have the storage capacity for video clips, but we can stream. All we need is the link to the video.
  • If you plan to do a book giveaway as part of the blog, let me know. I’ll manage the event and send you the contact information for the winner when the drawing is over.
  • Sometimes we mess up or WordPress messes up. If your blog does not post by 10 AM EST on the day you’re scheduled, please notify us ASAP so we can fix the situation.