Just here to report on the experience I had in recording an interview with the Author’s Show. This is a group who records fifteen-minute interviews with authors where you can speak about your book and explain why people might want to read it. These are scheduled on their website and featured for a full day, so you can publicize it in advance to your readers, and the Author’s Show will also publicize it to their followers.
The request process is quick and easy; check it out here: Request Form link
The process is free for any author who wishes to apply. If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be e-mailed questions ahead of time for you to submit answers for, in order for the interviewer to get a sense of you and your work. You will also be asked to submit ten to fifteen questions of your own devising, to help tailor your interview to your desired audience.
As far as the interview itself, it needs to be conducted over a landline or via Skype. The interview takes about half an hour to an hour, and the interviewer steps you through the process beforehand so you know exactly what to expect. Make sure to talk in a clear, loud, cheery voice for best results, and be prepared to explain what makes your story stand out and why someone would want to read it. I felt a little nervous beforehand, but ended up enjoying the interview a lot. After the raw interview, the group edits out mistakes, noise, etc. which takes a couple of weeks.
My interview is scheduled to run on November 16th; each interview will be up as of midnight that night and will be available to hear all day. To access it, simply go to the Author’s Show website and click on the link for Palladian, Super: Exile. The interview we did turned out really well, I thought, so it should give you a good idea of how one of your own might sound. Enjoy!