10 Tips to Nailing your Author Interview

Securing an author interview on the radio or TV can be an excellent way to promote your book. These ten tips will help you know what to do before, during and after the interview.

Before the interview:

Research the show and host. Take time to listen to or watch the show you will be interviewed on. Notice things about the host – is he/she funny? Deadpan? Boring? This will help you know what to expect when you are being interviewed.

Send your bio and book. A host will appreciate knowing more about you and your book, and if possible, read your book.

Write questions. Hosts will appreciate a list of questions they could ask you about your book. If possible, include your answers so they will know what to expect you to say in the interview.

Know your time. It’s important to know how long you will be interviewed. Preparing for a five minute interview is very different than preparing for an hour long interview. Continue reading