Are you looking for ways to get exposure for your books? One effective way is to be a guest on another person’s blog. You can organize a blog tour or simply be featured on one blog at a time. Here are some places you can research for guest blogging and contact if you are interested in being featured on their site.
For the best results, choose the sites that are targeted to your specific audience and that have the most traffic. One way you can determine this is by their Alexa ranking. Just go to www.Alexa.com and type in their URL. Here are my general traffic guidelines to consider when researching blogs to be potential guest blog hosts. Note: Don’t base you decision completely on these numbers, but just use them as a general guide.
- Alexa Rank <150,000 = Amazing
- Alexa Rank <300,000 = Excellent
- Alexa Rank <500,000 = Good
- Alexa Rank >1,000,000 = Poor traffic
For a more detailed tutorial on how to use a blog tour effectively, I highly recommend Nicole Dean’s “Blog World Tour Guide.” It gives tons of ideas on how to make the most out of your guest blogging appearances.
8 General Book Sites
Free Book Dude: They offer the opportunity to post a guest blog post or author interview on their site for free and are willing to host authors for giveaways, guest posts, interviews, and reviews Guest posts are Mon-Fri (one a day) and reviews are only on Saturday (one a day). Contact Josh Cook or Bradi at bradi(at)freebookdude.com, on Twitter @FreeBookDude or on Facebook/FreeBookDude. http://www.freebookdude.com/
Digital Books Today: They interview authors whose books meet their requirements here http://digitalbooktoday.com/5-dbt-author-interview/
Get Featured on Go Indie: Authors can be interviewed, featured, or submit articles to their site. Get more information here: http://readindies.blogspot.com/p/get-featured.html
Authors Promoting Authors: There are options for guest posts, interviews and more. Get all the details here: http://www.authorspromotingauthors.org/p/contactour-features.html
Reader’s Realm: Conducts free author interviews: http://readersrealm1.wordpress.com/join-us/
So I Interviewed an Author: Another place to be interviewed: http://soiinterviewedanauthor.blogspot.com/p/author-tips-and-faqs.html
For Books Published on Kobo: http://kobobookhub.com/for-writers/submit/
For Books Published on Smashwords: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/08/smashwords-interviews-helps-readers.html
600+ Other Hosts for Guest Blogging:
MyBlogGuest: Sign up for a free account at http://www.myblogguest.com. This is a community of guest bloggers where you can find hosts for your blog posts, infographics and more!
600+ Places to Share Your Content and Get More Traffic: Check out this amazing list of even more places to get exposure: http://www.buzzblogger.com/600-places-to-share-your-content/
45+ Blog Hosts for Christian Authors
For Christian Authors: On my website, Body and Soul Publishing (my independent publishing company), I have compiled a list of blog hosts for Christian authors since that is the niche I primarily target. Simply contact them individually to request a guest blog post. You can access the entire list here: http://www.bodyandsoulpublishing.com/blog-tour-hosts-for-christian-authors
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