Booking guests

There are four ways to be featured on picturebooking.

  1. Featured interview (max 26 per year)
  2. Short message (max 104 per year)
  3. Sponsored guest episode (max 26 per year)
  4. Presenting sponsorship ad (max 26 per year)

The process for booking guests

First let me introduce myself. Hey, picture book people, my name is Nick, and I’m your host, producer, and whatever else it takes to make a podcast. Picturebooking is a solo show, and I kind of love that. I’ll do my best to be professional and respectful, but understand that there isn’t a team of people behind the scenes. It’s just me, a mic, and a laptop. With that said, let’s get into this.

Featured interview:

To be featured on the picturebooking podcast, I need to love the picture book. You can send stories electronically or through the mail. 

All 26 of my featured interviews book up fast. 

If I’m interested in a featured interview, I will notify you via email. We will set a time to record. 

I can provide questions ahead of time if the guest wants to review them.

Once recorded, the show will be put in the query to be published. I can not guarantee publication dates. The show airs every other Wednesday throughout the year.

Email me at nick @ nickpatton.com for more info.

 

Short message:

I cannot feature all the books that I love. If your story isn’t featured, I’ll offer the opportunity to record a short message to be included during a future episode. 

The guest and the book will be part of that episode’s promotion.

Email me at nick @ nickpatton.com for more info.

 

Sponsored guest episode:

If your publisher would like more control, I do offer sponsored guest episodes. These shows can be book during the off Wednesdays throughout the year.

Features:
• Pick the slot the show airs
• Pre-roll (15-30 second ad at the start of the podcast)
• Sponsor chooses a guest and one book for a full 20-60 minute interview
• Only one sponsor featured in an episode
• The episode is a bonus outside of the standard 26 episodes per year
• Sponsor name and link featured at picturebooking.com

Email me at nick @ nickpatton.com for more info.

 

Presenting Sponsorship Ad:

The presenting sponsorship ad is a short message that airs at the top of the show.

Features:
• Two minutes of audio at the top of the show
• Only one sponsor per episode (max 26 per year)
• You cannot dictate the guest or featured book for the episode
• Sponsor name and link featured at picturebooking.com

Email me at nick @ nickpatton.com for more info.

 LATEST PODCAST GUESTS

Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

Two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee talks about how making picture books help her through life’s challenges. Today’s featured book is her conclusion to the farmer trilogy, THE FARMER AND THE CIRCUS.

Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

Today’s featured guest is children’s book author and illustrator Paddy Donelly. We also have a picturebooking message from author Elsa Anderson.

Leda Schubert – Nathan’s Song

Leda Schubert – Nathan’s Song

Today’s guest is children’s book author Leda Schubert.

In the interview, Leda discusses writing, awe of picture books, and family. Today’s featured book, NATHAN’S SONG, is a positive portrayal of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 1900s, based on Leda’s grandfather.

Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

Today’s guest children’s book author Kathleen Krull passed away on January 15 following a brief illness. We recorded this talk on January 13. Today’s show also includes a picturebooking message by author Hilary Robinson.

Kate Hoefler – nothing in common

Kate Hoefler – nothing in common

In the interview, Kate helps us find common ground by examining the phrase “nothing in common.” Today’s featured book, with that same phrase, NOTHING IN COMMON, is a thoughtful, compassionate story that has the power to bring us together.

Jon-Erik Lappano – Maggie’s Treasure

Jon-Erik Lappano – Maggie’s Treasure

Children’s book author Jon-Erik Lappano tells us why nurturing a sense of wonder in kids is essential. Today’s featured book, MAGGIE’S TREASURE, is about a child who turns her passion for collecting into a pleasure for her community.