Monday, February 01, 2010
You've Been Interviewed for Radio or TV and You Didn't Do What?
Here's what you may be missing after your TV or radio interview is over:
~You were too excited to ask the name of the producer (or other person helping with the interview) before the show, and you're too embarrassed to do it now. N-n-n-no. Do it now.
~You didn't ask for a video or audio copy of your interview? You want to critique it and ask for permission to promote with it.
~You didn't put a copy of your interview on your Web site?
~You didn't give your host a copy of your book? What about the camera man or woman? She always gets neglected. She'll remember you (and talk about you to people who should know about you) if you don't forget her!
~You just said thanks and maybe gave people your book, but you did no follow up with a formal thank you note a few days later? You would like to cement your name in their memories, wouldn't you? If not, you would like them to know you really are thankful, right?
~You didn't add all those names to your contact list or Outlook file for future reference, future books?
Find more tips on getting interviews and making the most of them in The Frugal Book Promoter.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.
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