For those who don’t know me, I can be extremely shy around people I don’t know. This is pretty much the main reason why you really don’t see that many authors stopping by Literary Escapism compared to other sites. I love telling people where authors are visiting (as I’m sure you’ve been able to tell), but the idea of emailing an author and asking if they would be willing to stop at Literary Escapism for a guest post completely terrifies me. I mean, they are either writing or going about their probably busy lives, so I’m not really comfortable interrupting that.
But here I go rambling again. The reason I’m bringing this up is I’ve been getting quite a few requests from publicists and authors to do guest spots on LE and I’m starting to schedule two months out. That’s amazing, but only doing the spots on Tuesdays is starting to get a little limited. I had to turn down a guest post by three newer authors recently because all of November had been filled and I really didn’t like that. It’s these new authors that I love helping to promote since LKH and Harris and Armstrong and all the other big names tend to get a lot of attention already. Thankfully, I was able to schedule them in December, but should I start offering spots on Thursdays?
So I guess I want to know….
- Would it matter if I didn’t have one every Thursday as I’m trying to have one every Tuesday?
- For my author readers, how do you feel about being solicited for guest blogs? Do you prefer the requests to go through publicists? How do you like the requests to be worded? I ask this because of how easy it is to converse with authors via Twitter and Facebook.
- For my blogging friends, how do you go about getting authors on your site if I may ask. Is it all random or do you have a “plan of action”?