Since we’re only halfway through January, I’m still pretending I’m going to follow through on all my New Year’s resolutions, one of which is to jumpstart the BAIPA authors-interviewing-authors extravaganza.
Here’s our vision. Sometime later this year, we have ten author interviews posted and we collectively plug them, all of us on our Facebooks and twitters and whatevers. We’re not expecting miracles, just aiming to get more visibility, and hopefully a few sales, for our hard-working authors.
And it doesn’t stop at ten authors. The idea is that each author who’s interviewed interviews another author and we get as many people as we can involved in helping promote each other and BAIPA at the same time.
There’s no one way to do it, but I’ve found the easiest is to start with an email exchange, set up a phone interview, and then share your edited draft with the interviewee for accuracy. Then send it to me, and I’ll get it to the BAIPA blog. You can see some sample questions below.
Thanks to David Kudler, Marla Rosner, Woody Weingarten, and David Colin Carr for agreeing to be interviewees. If you’d like to join them, contact me at [email protected]
Here are the interviews posted last year. Once we get a few more, we’ll set up a section on the blog dedicated to interviews.
- Gael Chandler (John Byrne Barry)
- John Byrne Barry (Shari Weiss)
- Aleta George (Gael Chandler)
- Julie Freestone (Laurie McKandish King)
- Doug Greene (John Byrne Barry)
- Marla Rosner + Andy Hyman (Doug Greene) coming soon
- Tell me about your book.
- How did you come to write it?
- What did you learn from writing it?
- Was there a pivotal moment along the way?
- What was the hardest part?
- Tell me about the publishing and marketing part.
- What’s next?
- What do you do when you’re not writing?