if you are NOT already in my Authors Hall of Fame

NOTE: 

If you are a Professional Company writer / blogger / blog post writer,

or,

represent any organisation who sells assignments writing to students,

(College, University, etc), and/or, you are

seeking to publish posts containing links to your sponsors, affiliates, or assignment writing organisations

DO NOT APPLY

Your posts WILL be rejected!

If you are an AUTHOR and would like to be in my AUTHORS HALL of FAME, introduced to the world through my blog and other associated online media, plus, have the benefit of free promotional opportunities for your published books, please carefully read and comply to the following:

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR BOOK,

IT’S ABOUT YOU

So Please Read Carefully:

Write your own introductory article

NOT a write-up that can be found elsewhere, or a Media Kit, 

or only give links to pages and ask me to create a promo for you.

You need to earn your free promo opportunities 😀

Guidelines:

Most authors are not shy but do tend to spend most of their efforts on detailing and trying to sell their books only – please remember that Readers love to know more about their latest author find, so if you just keep churning out the same information or ‘Buy my Book’ pitch on everyone’s blogs, your potential fans will get fed up and look for a new favourite author who really cares about them!

I cannot emphasize enough that a Guest Post, on any blog, to introduce yourself to potential readers, fans and possible future friends is a little more involved than re-using old material that may have already been seen and remembered by them from your own blog or previous interviews, so please make the effort – it IS worth it for every blog you post on, not just mine.

DO NOT USE IT ONLY TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK(S)

The articles can be as long as you like to make them, up to 1000 words is suggested.

The best way is to write a new Guest article from scratch each time, not just for my blog, but for every blog you get the opportunity to be posted on.

That’s why I ask that authors tell their own story as if they are meeting people for the first time and are genuinely interested in getting to know them, not just nodding, smiling and walking on after a few sociable words.

It’s a chance for you to make a good impression and optimize the promotional opportunity when your article gets automatically and manually tweeted, re-blogged and uploaded onto several media networks by me, you and my blog visitors.

It also gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills…

For example, you can include:

Why you wrote the book(s)

What you did to get them published

Any other interests / hobbies you have

Other Requirements & Checklist:

Send photos of ALL your book covers because this is an ideal opportunity to promote them all.

A photo (or several) of yourself that you won’t be embarrassed by.

NOTE: If you do not want to use a photo of yourself, please ensure the photo, image or logo you prefer to use, is LICENSED TO YOU FOR YOUR USE, in order to avoid copyright infringement issues being sent to you.

I will not, in any way, accept any responsibility for your failure to comply with copyright requirements and will refuse, or withdraw posted articles, if notified about copyright infringements within your articles and/or images used.

Provide (and check they are valid) full link addresses (i.e. http://www.*****) to all the online places where people can follow you e.g,:

Website – Blog – Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest  –  About.me

LinkedIn – Google+ – Goodreads – Librarything – Shelfari

And anywhere else you can be found!

Your Author Pages ON:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

(You may be surprised to find them there

if you think you are ONLY on Amazon)

Smashwords

iTunes/iBooks

KOBO

and anywhere else they can be obtained!

Email subject: GUEST AUTHOR ARTICLE to

tsraauthorarticles (AT) gmail (DOT) com

(address given this way to avoid spamming programs,

please substitute the proper symbols)

Please note that I may need 7 to 10 days to prepare them for scheduling and publishing online!

First Impressions DO matter

Please avoid selfies and photos taken when you were having an unguarded moment or looking worse for wear 😀

You don’t need to have it taken by a professional photographer, but a nice photo of you looking Authorly’ makes a good first impression.

FAQ’s

1. Why do I ask my new Guest Authors to write about themselves, rather than about their book(s)?

Because there are already an excessive number of ‘Buy My Book’ spam tweets, promos and the like already circulating around Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Blogs and many other media, so potential readers usually switch off and turn away from them.

It satisfies humankind’s natural curiosity, aka nosiness, about other people, especially those who have done something the vast majority of others may never do themselves, i.e., written books and actually published them.

It takes authors out of their normal comfort zone, making them learn how to talk about themselves without sounding pompous, self-serving, conceited, etc.

This is also a useful talent when dealing with Agents, Publishers, etc, as well 😀

It gives authors the opportunity to prove and demonstrate their writing talents are not just limited to the books and stories they’ve already written.

It can help authors make their blog ‘About Me’ pages more interesting and creative.

It gives them something to show potential Agents and Publishers when asked what THEY are doing already to promote themselves…

.

2. Why do I recommend that authors who have already been guests, send me further articles about topics they’d like to share, or “HowTo’ informative articles?

It helps keep them (and subsequently, their works) in the public mind and eye, especially if they have them posted regularly, e.g., once per month.

It gives authors the opportunity to prove and demonstrate their writing talents are not just limited to the books and stories they’ve already written.

It’s much more effective than constant spam-like “Buy My’ campaigns (which are prone to being ignored).

They increase their chances of being picked up by search engines, like Google.

It will introduce them to new potential readers, as well as reinforce their presence with long term followers and fans.

It gives them something to show potential Agents and Publishers when asked what THEY are doing already to promote themselves…

.

What do YOU get?

1. If your article is accepted, you’d be in my Authors Hall of Fame along with 500+ other authors to date.

2. Your article will be automatically and manually broadcast once to 11,000+ followers / connections of my WordPress Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Pages, my Tumblr Blog, Bloglovin’ blog, and my StumbleUpon Page.

3. You can use the share buttons under the article to reblog and send it everywhere you have an online presence, (e.g., your website, blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and StumbleUpon).

i.e., You now have a Promotional Platform on a blog other than your own and you may now progress to HERE 🙂

PLEASE NOTE:

This is a Family Friendly Blog, so if your book subjects are not suitable for Families, you and they may not be promoted.

I’ve been asked by several authors to elaborate on the Family Friendly aspect of my conditions.

It’s difficult to know where to draw the line but I’ve come up with the following that I hope will help:

Erotica:

Graphic descriptions of the sex act, consensual or (worst) non-consensual.

Violence:

Unnecessarily graphic descriptions of violent acts.

These days particularly, there’s growing concern that young people are being influenced by watching this on TV, Movies or in their computer games, leading them to become desensitised to the consequences for both the perpetrator and the victim and trying out the violent methods on others without compunction.

Swearing:

Gratuitous use of swear words for the sake of ‘realism’ and ‘sensationalism’ rather than to add to the story that is being told.

Like everything else in life, it’s a matter of moderation in all things – extremism and its possible effects on young minds is my main concern.

So – ask yourself this question:

Would I like MY spouse, children, parents, other relatives or friends to read this book and know it was ME who wrote it?’

Hope this helps.

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78 thoughts on “if you are NOT already in my Authors Hall of Fame

  1. Will keep it bookmarked when I have more time. Thanks so much. I am leaving/living my life…LOL! Social media can be great and also draining. Best wishes to you. Enjoy the day.

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