I'm trying to hold interviews with authors of the books I review. So far, I've been pretty successful in contacting them but I'm still new to all these. So, I'm wondering how you guys get author interviews. Do you all cold email them for it? What do you put in the email? Any tips regarding it?
Looking forward to the replies!
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If you want to interview authors of best book, you can search on google: "authors" plus "best seller book". However, you can access them by Facebook, by their blog. You can search : "name of authors" plus "blog", for example: "Robert Landon blog". Next, you can add them, comment them on blog, contact with them friendly, you can invite them by email, by chat. Finally, you can ask them an interview with them.
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Here is a very helpful post by Parajunkee: http://www.parajunkee.com/2011/02/book-blogging-101-author-intervie...
I've so far only interviewed authors who've made initial contact, wanting me to review their book. The best selling authors get plenty PR in the tabloids ;)
(also to approach someone like JK Rowling, would be like, approaching God. I'd be terrified. + I doubt she'd really have the time)
A person like JK Rowling has a publicist and most likely wouldn't take the time to interview for a blog (vs. the NYT for example).
However it never hurts to ask.
I usually contact authors after I read their book (and liked it).
That way there is a starting point (and everyone likes a compliment), most of the time they are glad to do Q&A with me but I ask 5-6 simple questions and am more interested about marketing in the social media age.
Here are the ones I've done: http://manoflabook.com/wp/?page_id=866