I’ve been asked many, many times to be interviewed over the last 3 or so years, and I get excited every time. Whether it is an e-mail interview, podcast interview via Skype or in person, it is usually enjoyable. It is definitely helping me to reach new potential readers, too…
I’ve lost count of the interviews I’ve done and I’m way too lazy to go back and figure out a number. I know it is between 1 and 987 (I don’t believe I’ve done 988 or more). I know they’ve all been fun. Hell, even the interviews that were boring are fun because it let me see what not to do when I was interviewing someone, so each time it is a learning experience.
I’m hoping to do more interviews soon, because January 1st 2015 the new year of Authors Supporting Our Troops officially begins. I want to create more awareness for the event and what I need. You can read about all of it Here if you’d like. If you’re an author, kindly sign and ship us some of your books. If you are a reader and/or supporter of the cause, kindly donate towards the massive shipping bill.
I always have a new release as well, so I like to do interviews to promote myself, too. I like to tell goofy stories and try to add something unique to each interview whenever possible. I am a really big fan of chatting on podcasts, too.
I do my own podcast, Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, and love to chat with other horror authors each week. I try not to be just another interview podcast. I have a conversation with the guests, swap stories and try to have fun. No set questions in front of me. Whether I’m good friends with the guest or I’ve only heard their name, I try to get to know them better.
It is quite odd when an author doesn’t get out there and promote themselves to me. Doing a written interview takes a few minutes of your time, and going on a podcast maybe burns an hour. If I had my way I’d be ‘wasting’ four hours a day doing written interviews and a couple of podcasts a day. I love to talk about myself… yes, I am quite humble.
If you’re an author, where do you fit into the equation? Do you want to do more interviews, or think they aren’t worth it?
As a potential reader, do you read and/or listen to interviews with new authors to see if you’re interested in reading them? Does it affect your buying habits?
I want to do 5 interviews a day, to be honest… so… who’s got some questions? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can begin!