NOTE: We are currently offering Season 1 discounts to the prices here. Email Tipsy Nerds for a current rate card and discount rates.
Do you have a new Fantasy or Science Fiction book coming out soon? Are you looking for cost-effective ways to promote your title?
And most importantly, would you like your next book promotion to be more fun and less of a chore?
Then look no further. The Tipsy Nerds offer multiple affordable ways for authors to promote their book to our growing audience of avid Sci-Fi and Fantasy readers.
Each week, the Tipsy Nerds chat about a Science Fiction or Fantasy novel (most are on the NPR Top 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books list). We recreate a cocktail form the book (or, if there are no cocktails or other beverages in the book, we create one inspired by the book). We then drink the cocktail while podcasting!
Sound like fun? Would you like to join?
Here’s how you can become a guest host or sponsor an episode:
What to join the Tipsy Nerds for a podcast episode? As a guest host, you will join the Tipsy Nerds as they discuss one of the NPR Top 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy books—and partake in that episode’s cocktail while hosting! Once booked, you will choose one of the books slated for an upcoming episode to read. Guest hosts commit to (1) Read the selected book in its entirety prior to the recording session; (2) Partake in sipping that episode’s cocktail during the recording session, but not be drunk (tipsy is fun, but blotto guests are not); (3) Have an acceptable microphone and internet access available at the time of recording.
Once booked, Tipsy Nerds will provide more details about what to expect and schedule a recording date and time.
As a guest host, in addition to being part of the show, you’ll also receive three “shout outs” during the episode. The Tipsy Nerds will welcome you and mention your book at the beginning of the show, mention your book again at the end of the show, and also chat with you briefly about your book for 60-120 seconds in the middle of the show (using pre-approved pitch and talking points provided by the author). The advert opportunity in the middle of the show is not a pre-recorded ad, but an opportunity for you to “pitch” your book to our audience. This will be done conversationally with the show hosts, with a positive focus on your book.
Not only will you get 30-60 minutes to dazzle our listeners with your rapier wit, but you will have an audio “calling card” that you can link to and use in your own media as much as you want, wherever you want. The Tipsy Nerds will also include you and your book in a social media blast the week your episode airs, including at least one Instagram and one Facebook post and a minimum of one tweet.
Cost: $100 (Inquire about a discount for purchasing a Guest Host spot + additional sponsorship (see below for other opportunities that can be added to the Top Shelf Martini))
Your book is the primary sponsor of the episode. You and your book will be thanked for your sponsorship and mentioned at both the beginning and end of the podcast episode your are sponsoring. In addition, you will provide ad copy (to be reviewed and approved by show hosts) and the hosts will enthusiastically deliver your pre-approved book pitch/ad copy during a 90-120 second ad in the middle section of the episode.
As with the “Shot” level of sponsorship, your book cover will be featured on the Tipsy Nerd website, and you will receive at least one Facebook and one Instagram post, plus a minimum of one tweet the week that your sponsorship airs.
Cost: $45 per episode
The show hosts will mention you and your book, and thank you for being a sponsor. This mention will happen at both the beginning and end of the show. Plus, your book cover will be featured on the Tipsy Nerd website and receive at least one Facebook and Instagram post, plus a minimum of one tweet in the week that the episode that you sponsor airs.
Cost: $20 per episode (Inquire about discount for purchasing sponsorship of multiple episodes).