I've been thinking about starting to do author interviews. My question to you guys is- How do you choose which author to ask to interview? I've been looking in my goodreads groups and have found one I would really like to interview, but her book is only in kindle version and I have to see if I can get that on my ipad.
Are there any authors on this site that are looking for some free PR and would like to do an interview?
you can start with me this is my first novel that is going to be made for a movie!
When I started, what I do is that I try to approach authors who aren't as well known, (I even approach aspiring writers). Bigger names are probably not going to get back to you. I find authors just through goodreads, or blogs, or twitter. For instance, on twitter, I'll see who's following who, who's interacting with who, and click on their twitter names and find out more about them. If I like them, I'll contact them.
Before I started my author interviews, I used myself as an example first, just so that the writers I contact would then know what I expect from them. Here is the blog post in which I gave out interview instructions: http://jowu-timeispoisoned.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-feature-writer-...
This is the archive with all of my author interviews. They're called Writers of the Week. http://jowu-timeispoisoned.blogspot.com/search/label/Writer%20of%20...
I hope this post was useful for you. Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll be happy to answer them! :)
Thanks for the advice! I'm following your site and your twitter now. I've done 2 author interviews so far that I have set up. Both of them were debut authors and one has #5 best teen ebook seller so that was really cool. The other author I met on this site! I like your idea of sending a sample interview so they know what to expect.
No problem, Melissa. And thank you for following me on blogger and twitter! I'm going to follow you back :)
Do you regularly do book reviews? I started with offering authors that I'd review their book if they can get it to me for free, and then I offer any author that asks for a review an interview after I have read the book.
I do about one book review a week sometimes more. I've started contacting authors that I've found through goodreads and the CLNB blog tours site. So far I've signed up for two blog tours so I'm pretty excited about that. I'm going to receive my first ARC ever and I'm like a kid on Christmas eve waiting for it lol. Thanks for the advice