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

Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy

Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy

Author Anitra Rowe Schulte shares her journey into picture books and how she found the right story for her character. Today’s featured book, DANCING WITH DADDY, is about the excitement of a first father-daughter dance told from the point of view of a character with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon

Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon

Author Bianca Schulze shares her journey into the world of picture books and her debut picture book, DON’T WAKE THE DRAGON. This interactive bedtime story features a sound-asleep dragon who hopefully will not wake up!

Sean Rubin – This Very Tree

Sean Rubin – This Very Tree

Author-illustrator Sean Rubin shares his thoughts about trauma and resilience. Today’s featured book, THIS VERY TREE, is a profoundly moving story told from the point of view of the Callery pear tree that survived the attacks on September 11.

Arielle Hobbs – Sully the Raccoon

Arielle Hobbs – Sully the Raccoon

Author Arielle Hobbs shares her mission to see a society that embraces us, all of us, as we are. Today’s featured book, SULLY THE RACCOON, is based on Hobbs’ son Sullivan (Sully).

Dave Eggers – Faraway Things

Dave Eggers – Faraway Things

Author Dave Eggers shares his passion for helping kids reach their full potential. Today’s featured book, FARAWAY THINGS, is about a boy and his sword and how giving away something precious leads to an even more important discovery.

Shelli R. Johannes – Theo Thesaurus

Shelli R. Johannes – Theo Thesaurus

Children’s book author Shelli R. Johannes shares her creative wisdom and talks about her Loves Science series and the new picture book THEO THESAURUS.

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.