Book Bites Announcement

Book Bites is currently on hiatus. You can still follow Book Bites on Facebook for snippets, links to giveaways, and book-related images and news. Book Bites may be updated periodically. Feel free to subscribe or follow Zja on social networking sites to see updates.

Book Bites Submissions

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From time to time, I may have guests posting on Book Bites. Here are some very loose guidelines for submitting posts to Book Bites:

  • All genres are welcome. Book Bites is a general fiction blog, and even if the owner sometimes goes through periods focussing on specific genres, she will read all genres. You can choose to discuss any type of fiction, non-fiction or writing and be welcome at Book Bites. Obviously fiction is preferred, but if you have an idea for something else, just ask.
  • You can submit reviews of other people’s books. These reviews do not have to follow a set format, other than the fact that they need to have a logical order for the reader. The final paragraph should summarise what you liked and disliked about a book, and give it a score out of 5, where five is an excellent book. The owner of Book Bites will also include a blurb from Goodreads at the beginning of the review and a link to the Goodreads page for that book. 
  • You can reminisce about a series you have read in the past or recently.
  • You can write an editorial about being a reader, writer, editor or anything to do with being inside or outside the book industry.
  • You can interview a writer, editor, reader or all of the above.
  • You can write about previous or upcoming events, not as an advertisement, but how they are of interest to the readers of Book Bites.
  • Ideally all posts will be between 200 and 2000 words long.
  • All posts need to include a picture, however, the owner of Book Bites can google book covers if you do not already have something lined up.
  • The owner of Book Bites reserves the right to QA the text of your post, however, she will contact you if she feels it needs changes that are more than cosmetic.
  • All posts will link back to an online presence that you nominate (i.e. your blog, twitter, etc.) although you can choose to wavier this option.
  • You can donate prizes for a Book Bites giveaway. You will need to facilitate delivery of the prize to the winner. You have the right to stipulate the countries it is available to although Australia must be included in these options. You can choose when the prize is drawn. You will, receive bylines, links to your site and a very big thank you for your generosity for offering prizes to the readers. The preferred method of choosing winners is utilising or similar rather than popularity contests. The only time this is not the case is if entrants need to provide an answer for a judging pannel to choose the winner. You can request other options and terms, however, the owner of Book Bites has the right to refuse.

As I have stated, these are loose guidelines. The only one that I feel should be strict are giveaways. I welcome anyone donating prizes, but I feel that there needs to be transparency on how these are run.

If you have not been scared off by these guidelines for submissions I would love to hear from you! If you are interested, you can contact me on if you do not have my personal email or facebook. I hope to hear from you soon.

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