BookBusinessMag.com Contributor Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in writing for Book Business. We're eager to hear what's weighing on your mind and the wisdom you'd like to share with our community of publishing industry professionals. But first, some housekeeping...
Below you'll find some guidelines for what a blog post should and shouldn't look like.
Above all, we are looking for thought leadership, which can come in the form of lessons learned, best practices, tips, case studies, and commentary on industry news and trends. We want to hear real insight from real people. Share your successes and failures. Above all, contributions should help inform our audience of book publishing professionals with actionable advice in and key takeaways.
Contributions should not be self-promotional or pitches for your product or service. Drawing on the experiences you've gained from running your business, of course, is welcome if insightful.
Blog post contributions will be bylined.
Blog posts should not be written by a PR or marketing team--they should be written by you. We know the difference.
Blog posts should provide several "key takeaways." Clearly outline a challenge and/or opportunity and provide specific, relevant, actionable insight.
Blog post contributions are unpaid.
Yes, we will link to your website, Twitter, etc.
Blog posts should be short: Approx. 800-1000 words is ideal; longer only if the subject matter truly calls for it.
Keep it professional. Critiques and opinion pieces should be substantiated, well-formulated arguments and never personal attacks.
Please include a short bio (25-30 words) of yourself that explains who you are and what makes you a worthy commentator on the publishing industry.
By submitting contributions to us you are authorizing us to publish in any capacity we see fit.
We may-and likely will-edit your piece for tone, content, and clarity.
Please review past blog posts to get a sense of what kinds of contributions we are looking for: http://www.bookbusinessmag.com/channel/blogs
Before you send your blog, please pitch us a brief idea (3-5 sentences) and if it serves our audience, we'll consider it for publication. Please include in your post why you are knowledgeable on this topic.
Book Business maintains very selective standards for outside contributions: not all submissions will be published. We will try our very best to respond to all submissions, but if you don't hear from us, it's probably because your pitch is not a good fit for our publication.
Please send idea pitches for articles to Denis Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)