Before submitting a request, please read this page in its entirety!
Books+Coffee=Happiness features a wide variety of books, though most of our submissions are romances. Horror, young adult, graphic novels, romance, women’s fiction, mystery… they’re all welcome as long as they’re fiction. However, please be sure your book description and excerpt are acceptible for audiences of any age. (no words like cock, pussy, etc and NO SEX SCENES for excerpts!). This doesn’t mean your book itself can’t have those words. They just aren’t allowed on the blog since we don’t have an adult filter.
What do I include in guest posts? The book description, purchase links, up to 500 words (PG or PG13 heat level) excerpt, an about the author section, and author links if provided. If you send me a sex scene for your excerpt, I won’t include it with your guest post as my blog is not flagged as adult content. You may send up to 3 graphics (cover included in the limit of 3 items). No nudity!
If you have a WordPress HTML or non-Blogger HTML file for your post, that would be amazing and in that case, you may use as many images as you’d like since I won’t be hosting them. If providing HTML, please be advised my template uses really small headings if you use the heading tag. Even an h2 tag will produce a heading that is smaller than your paragraph text.
If you’d like to include something unique like a playlist, behind the scenes, character interview, author interview, etc, you’re weclome to do so. Please limit your text for your extra content to 300 words or less.
And last but not least, do not submit your materials by pasting your post directly into the email. If you do that, I won’t be putting your post up on my blog. Send it as an attached Word file (I can accept rtf, doc, and docx). If you don’t have WordPress HTML, that’s okay. Just put the text and links into the Word file (don’t embed them). No pictures in Word! Those should be attached separately as png or jpg files. I will not share videos unless you send a link where the files are hosted elsewhere (like YouTube).
When sending your media kit, in the body of the email remind me which date you were requesting, and if you have Twitter please include your Twitter ID (EX: @SipCoffeeRead), and any hashtags you feel will be appropriate for your book. All of my blog posts auto post to my Twitter account and I will tag you if you provide the requested Twitter information to me. I don’t have time to track you down over there, and then hope I’ve found the correct person. Any posts received without that information will not receive a tag on Twitter.
If you’d like me to share your book on Instagram as well, please be sure to include an Instagram sized graphic and the text, tags, and hashtags you’d like me to use. Please put the text and tags in a Word Doc named YOURTITLE_Insta.
Email all materails at least four days prior to your chosen date to:
You’re responsible for getting your materials to me on time. I will not track you down. If you don’t send your materials, or if you send them less than 48 hours before your scheduled spot, your post will not go up. Be sure to make a note of your date on your calendar so you won’t forget. That may sound harsh, but Books+Coffee=Happiness is not my full-time job. I simply don’t have the time to chase down people who don’t submit their materials on time.
Tour Spots (only post of the day) are extremely limited!
As of May 1, earliest “Tour” spot is mid-June