Market Mondays: The Airwaves
Posted by Lisa Lickel on July 16, 2012
There are undoubtably many radio and local cable television stations in yoru community. Make a list and check out their programming. Ask if they are ever looking for guests during any particular time of the day – early drive-time; afternoon drive-time–even emergency fill if a scheduled guest doesn’t show. Use the local phone book, Chamber of Commerce, Internet, Library reference desk for resources. Blogtalk radio has become very popular; do an Internet search for themed shows and hosts, and e-mail to ask for a spot. Some of the following lists come from The Frugal Book Promoter web site.
If you are good at marketing your books, or if you need help, contact Janet Elaine Smith to get “booked” on her weekly radio program “Marketing for Fun and Profit.” Over 80,000 listeners. Nightengale Press publisher and author, Valerie Connelly, hosts the popular internet radio program, CALLING ALL AUTHORS on Tuesdays at 4PM Central Time. Publishing and publicity experts as well as authors of all genres and experience. Join Valerie for lively conversations about their books, their businesses and their hopes and fears as they promote their work. Valerie is a consummate interviewer. Listen to the archives. A must-listen and a great place to give informative interviews for authors seeking to inform, promote and entertain.
Sound Authors features authors on all topics in 15 minute interviews. www.soundauthors.com/wp-content/themes/revolution/images/log.gif.
Philip F. Harris, author of Waking God, hosts a dynamic talk show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pharris Phil is open to queries for his show, mostly on inspirational topics.
The Mother Daughter Club Show, a segment of By For and About Women Radio Network, crosses generations and cultures to address topics that matter to us all. Whether we’re talking about our children, world affairs, or sharing the spirit of motivation, we speak from the heart. Join host Kathe Gogolewski www.tri-studio.com as she chats with authors and guest experts who deliver messages that you can keep.
Nanci Arziru has a show dedicated to authors at http://blogtalkradio.com/page-readers. If you contact her, she may run a review of your book, and she always broadcasts important information for writers.
Sylvia Hubbard founded the Michigan Literary Network. It has been live on blogtalkradio.com since early fall of 2009 where it has accumulated nearly 5,000 downloads. Our hour-long, weekly show airs live Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. with a focus on everything related to the literary world, from the writing process, to author highlights, to the nuts and bolts of publishing. Although our show can be heard by listeners all over the world, and our guests come from all over the country, our target audience is readers and writers in Michigan with an interest in the Michigan literary community. Query Andrea Daniel for an appearance. adaniel10089-at-comcast.net.
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