On the Bloomsbury Literary Studies blog, we love to feature guest posts from our authors to help convey the impressive depth of research and knowledge contained within each of the books we publish.
Contributing a blog post offers you an opportunity to help promote your book and share your research with a wider general-interest online audience.
A successful blog post is short, topical, and easy for readers to digest and engage with. This is a way to appeal to an audience of curious general readers, so the post should be an informal and accessible teaser for your book, not a summary of it or a full explanation of your research. This means each post should be about 500 to 700 words and written in a conversational tone.
If you’re not sure what to write about, here are some questions that can get you started:
- Why did you write the book?
- Is there an element of your book you don’t get to explore as fully as you’d like?
- Does your book or field of study particularly relate to/influence/put into perspective a story in the news right now?
Successful posts often utilize other media resources to engage the audience, like photos, podcast interviews, video clips, and relevant articles. If you have any of these, or would like us to work with you to put something together, they make great additions to a post and we would love to include them.
By submitting a post to our blog, you can help us foster an intellectual community of readers, writers, and scholars engaged in an ongoing conversation about the important topics valued by Bloomsbury Literary Studies. We hope you consider contributing!
If you have an idea for a post you’re not sure about, feel free to ask! Send any questions to your marketer.