What’s New in 2016 – For Readers and Authors Alike? ~ Sunday Spotlight by Brandilyn


What’s New in 2016?:

Of course, there is that little “6” instead of the “5” that give me all kinds of hell for the first couple of weeks, but that isn’t what I am talking about.  I want to point out a few changes to the way Prism Book Alliance® operates starting in 2016.  These changes are in order to be able to serve both the readers and authors more effectively.

  1. Giveaways – Authors (or their representative(s)) are responsible for randomly selecting winners for all giveaways run in conjunction with guest appearances on this site.  Whether comment based, Rafflecopter, or something else entirely, please choose a winner no more than 7 days from the date of the guest post.  (Timeline exceptions will be given for tour-wide Rafflecopter giveaways).
  2. Forms – I have been remiss in requiring guests to use our forms to communicate and submit requests and posts.  You will see me become more strict about this in 2016. Guests posters (or their representative(s)) must use the Contact Us form to submit review requests and the Guest Post/Interview form to submit guest appearances.  No Exceptions.
  3. Deadlines – If we don’t have your post 48 hours in advance, your guest post will not run.
  4. Guest Posts – We have reduced the number of guests posts we host in a week.  We will host 1 guest post per day Monday thru Saturday.  There will be the very occasional day we double up, due to unforeseen circumstances or mistakes.  However, our goal is to be able to focus on a single guest a day.
  5. Timeline – This schedule change means we are booking much further in advance.  We are currently booking MARCH dates.
  6. Unique Content – ALL guest posts must contain unique-to-us content.  That could be an interview, guest topic, deleted scene, short fiction, exclusive excerpt, etc.  However, we ask that any content be exclusive to Prism Book Alliance®
  7. Retro Reads – We will continue to spotlight backlist titles (those older than 6 months) on Saturdays.  However, we will only host single author spotlights on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.  We are booking APRIL dates for Retro Reads spotlights at this time.
  8. Outside the Margins – Please welcome the newest members of the Outside the Margin’s Lineup – DSP Senior Editor Erika Orrick and Author Atom Yang.  Also, please welcome back original OtM author Christopher Koehler!  We also have to say goodbye to a few of our much loved OtM authors Lynley Wayne, Ethan Stone, and Daniel Kane have all declined to continue their monthly posts.  Of course, we also had to say goodbye to the lovely Dorien Grey all too soon.  However, I think our lineup has some fabulous insights and posts for you for the coming year.
  9. New Reviewers – Finally please take a moment to welcome the newest members of the Prism Book Alliance® review team – Karen, JJ, Melanie, and Kim!

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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