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The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon's Be Our Guest Segment


  • A 30-minute or 60 minute Guest Spot on The After Show

  • If author has a pending release, ability to schedule Guest Spot close to the release date

  • Author's Book Reviewed by Amy Shannon (Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews)

  • Copy of Author's book review listed on The After Show's Facebook page

  • Copy of Author's book review listed on The After Show's Instagram

  • Copy of the book review posted on our blog, "The Telegraph."

  • Copy of Author's book review share on The After Show's Twitter account

  • Review of the book posted on and Goodreads

  • Review of the book posted on Amy's Bookshelf Reviews website (If the book hasn't been reviewed prior to the show, the review will be posted AFTER the author's guest appearance)

  • Both McKensie and Amy (as well as The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon's social media and Amy's Bookshelf Reviews social media) will follow the author's social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube).

  • Promotion of the guest appearance after the scheduled appearance.

  • Subscription to The After Show's public Blog "The Telegraph”

  • There are two time slots for guest appearances, both on Friday evenings at 6:30 PM or 7:00 PM EST time zone. (Sometimes we can make allowances for time zone differences)

Promotional and Marketing Benefits of a Guest Appearance

  • The author's name is placed in the promotional text on social media (Twitter & Facebook) during the week of their appearance. (If the author has social media, they will get tagged).

  • The author's name is listed in the description of the episode

  • Each show is embedded on The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon website

  • The author receives a book review (if they haven't had one yet) from the professional reviewer, Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

  • The author's book review is shared on all sites where Amy's Bookshelf Reviews posts, and it is also shared on The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon Facebook page after the appearance.

  • The author has 30 minutes of airtime on the guest appearance, to talk about their book and themselves, on a podcast that streams on most podcast streaming sites, across the globe.

  • The author can read an excerpt from their book, up to 3 minutes long (usually a chapter or two), during their appearance.

  • If the author has an upcoming release, The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon will do its best to schedule the appearance as close to the release date as possible.

  • The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon follows, likes and connects with the authors on their social media, and often will retweet posts of the author on Twitter.

  • After your guest appearance, you will receive an exit letter with the link to your show on BlogTalk radio.

  • This appearance is another way for an author to market their work.


Be Our Guest Price: $30.00 per half hour appearance.  (US)* (plus 7% tax and PayPal billing fee of $5.00) ^^

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE: The coupon code BossMove2023. must be used by March 31, 2023. It is not necessary to have the scheduled guest appearance during those months, but a guest spot must be scheduled and paid to use that code prior to its expiration. This code gives a $10 discount for an HOUR guest appearance. (Guest appearances are normally $30 per half hour.) 

NOTE: Now, once the scheduled date has been confirmed, and the guest receives the welcome letter, the guest will also receive a meeting request to be put on the guest's calendar as a reminder. Authors are also asked for their website and/or social media information in order for The After Show to be able to follow and tag the author's account when promoting the particular show.


To find out more about how our podcast works, and how we interview and interact with our guests, please listen to a few shows. Our podcast interviews are more conversational. We discuss your book, where authors can find you and your work, and sometimes, we ask for you to read an excerpt of your book, if you’re comfortable with it.


Here are a couple examples of guest appearances on our show for you to listen to before filling out the form.

Guest Author Annie Percik talks about her book, “Spectrum of Heroes”


Guest Author Avanti Centrae discusses here book, The Doomsday Medallion

$20 (US) (Optional) Simple Promotional Plan for your Guest Appearance on the show:

This promotional plan will be given to the author ahead of the scheduled show, with simple text to use for social media in order to promote your appearance.


The After Show with McKensie Stewart and Amy Shannon recommends that the author or representative promotes their appearance both BEFORE and AFTER the show.

$20 (US) (Optional) Be our Featured Guest

A blog post on our newly public blog "The Write-View" will create a blog post about the guest, and before the guest appearance on our show, it will be posted, and then it can be shared on social media. The blog post would be permanent. (Our show has both a public and private blog (The telegraph), which only guests can access the day before their appearance, and become a member (free)). (We will need a short bio of the author, image representing the author, and any social media account links.)

$10 per half hour. (US) (Optional) Purchase a RERUN

If you wish to have your show run again as a future rerun, you can purchase a spot for $10 (per half hour). Normally, any shows that are rerun, do not include the ones that have guests.

*Prices may be subject to change. Donations accepted on home page is NOT where payment is made. For Payment, each guest, when officially scheduled, will receive an invoice via PayPal. There also may be other optional offers to scheduled guests.

^^Failure to appear on the show at a guests scheduled time, does not institute a refund for their payment. The guest will have another opportunity to appear on the show, but the show will be prerecorded, and will be scheduled at an available slot to be determined by the Hosts.


Requirement Checklist




  • Fill out the form below.

  • Before submitting, make sure that the data is correct. We contact via email, and if the email address is incorrect or undeliverable, we won't be able to respond.

  • Filling out the form does NOT guarantee a guest spot on The After Show.

The "Be Our Guest" Process

  • Read all of the details on this page.

  • Complete the Requirements Checklist

  • Fill out the form and submit it (verify all your information, if there is a typo, we may not be able to contact you).

  • After the form is submitted, you will receive an email from McKensie Stewart so she can provide you with information, and schedule that appearance for the show.

  • Once the schedule is confirmed, you will receive a PayPal invoice for the guest fee, any options, sales tax, and a billing fee.

  • The invoice should be paid upon receipt, but it  must be paid by the Wednesday before your scheduled appearance (or prerecorded show), or we may have to reschedule or cancel the appearance. 

  • When you get your welcome letter from McKensie Stewart, read the email and the attachment, as it contains pertinent information on how to call into the podcast. 

  • After you get the welcome letter, it will be followed up with a request for website/social media information about the guest, as well as a calendar reminder from The After Show's Google Calendar. 

  • After you guest appearance, you will receive an exit letter with the link to your show on BlogTalk radio.

NO SHOWS: If a guest fails to appear on the live show, there is no refund for the cost of the appearance. The author will be given one more chance to reschedule their appearance, and it MAY be required to be a prerecorded show. 




Both McKensie and Amy, as well as The After Show’s social media will follow the author's social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube). 

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