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. Sponsored message (max 26 per year)

Here is the process for booking guests.

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 via Skype, Zoom, or over the phone. 

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 at the end of a future episode. 

I introduce each guest who provides a short message at the top of the show. 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.

 

Sponsored message:

The sponsored message is like a short message except that your audio airs at the top of the show.

Features:
• Two to five minutes of audio at the top of the show to present your book
• 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.

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