View Full Version : Radio interviews

08-02-2004, 01:00 PM
I heard a stat yesterday that I won't even attempt to mangle, but it was a study in how many more sales authors make by radio when they give an 800 number for orders. Self-pubbers should seriously consider getting an 800 number, and traditionally pubbed authors should have the 800 number their publisher uses for orders onhand. I've forgotten this a couple of times and just gave my web address, but if listeners are not in a convenient place to use the web, I'm out of luck. Also, give them warning to write your book's title and the phone number down-- announce that you'll give out the number in "just a minute," so they can get pen and paper handy, or eyeliner and a 7-11 receipt, as my case may be.

09-05-2004, 03:38 AM
I had a radio interview snafu last week-- forgot to turn off call waiting and it "beeped" during the interview. Just wanted to send the reminder out to those who may be new to radio interviews-- call your phone company and ask how to turn your call waiting off when needed!

11-23-2004, 02:18 AM
Does anyone have experience getting on the radio? Or did your publisher get you on? How?
Is it best for the author to call and "jump in"? Or is it better for the publisher to call or e-mail to set an appointment?

11-23-2004, 04:19 AM
Check out this site, I will be on tomorrow night. It might be a good place for you to start. Don't wait for the publisher to arrange your PR, be proactive. The more aggressive you are, the more they will back you up.

Patricia Gatto & John De Angelis, authors of MILTON'S DILEMMA will be featured in a live broadcast on ArtistFirst World Radio Network, Tuesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM (EST). Tune in from anywhere on your PC click to listen...<stream.netro.ca/afrn> (http://stream.netro.ca/afrn>) or visit: www.artistfirst.com (http://www.artistfirst.com)

Good Luck and hope you tune in,
www.joyfulproductions.com (http://www.joyfulproductions.com)