Thank you for your interest in guest posting on KidsTravelBooks. If we’ve already discussed the topic of your post, please use the following guidelines for the post. (If we haven’t discussed the topic, take a look at these guidelines and then let me know what your thoughts are. I do not accept unsolicited completed posts.)
Guest Post Minimum Requirements
- Word Count: The post should include at least 500 words of original, never published before content. This does not include subtitles and author bio.
- Writing about books: If you are writing about a book or a series of books, please make sure that these are purchasable within the US. The easiest way is to make sure they are on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If they aren’t there, please include a link to where people can find the book(s) for purchase in the US.
- Writing about places: Please make sure to connect the place to the book or author so that it’s obvious why this place is on a website called KidsTravelBooks. Include your personal experience and tips on visiting. If you have hotel recommendations or can’t misses in the vicinity of the book-related destination, even better. Please include the website to the place.
- Writing about bookstores or libraries: Please focus on why this bookstore or library is a special destination for families with focus on the children’s section. Add the address details so that I can make sure I have the correct place.
- Editing: Please double-check all spelling and grammar before submitting. I reserve the right to edit.
- Links: Due to the nature of the KidsTravelBooks website, there are often possibilities to link to books, hotels, or other travel-related activities. I do not link to affiliate links that are not my own on my site. If the post does include discussion of books, hotels, or other activities, I will use KidsTravelBooks affiliate links. I will also link to blog posts on your site about those books, hotels, or other activities (see below for more information). If the post doesn’t mention them, I reserve the right to include relevant links at the end or beginning of the post in editor notes. Please note: I will edit out links that aren’t relevant at my discretion.
- Images: Please include at least one high-quality image at least 1000 px wide for every 300-500 words. (Exception for book reviews, unless you have one!) The image should not be a stock image and should not include people in a snapshot-type pose (for example, if it’s a picture of your kids posing in front of the Eiffel Tower I’d prefer to not use that one, however, if it’s a picture of the Eiffel Tower and there are people in it, that’s ok). Please let me know how I should credit the image (you, your blog…) otherwise I will credit the website from the bio. Images sent will also need to be used for the following things:
- Pinterest: I will create a Pinterest. I will likely use the image you have sent me. To create it, I will likely need to crop the image to fit, and put the title of the post on top of the image. I will sometimes need to add an opaque layer to make it easier to see the words. I will credit the image on the pin with the words “Photo used with permission by:…”
- Featured Image: The included image may also be used as the featured image for my blog which will also require editing.
- Social Media: Please share the post within a week of it going live on at least two social media channels.
- I reserve the right to edit the original piece, make changes to the requirements, or refuse publication.
- Bio: Include an author biography with links to your website, social media channels, and include a photo or logo. These links are do-follow.
- Relevant Links: If you do have links to your own site for more information about the things you discussed, please include them so that I can add them to the article.
- Promotion: I will promote the post on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Thank you for your interest in posting on KTB.