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Writer Promo: Check out this Live Internet Radio Interview

Posted by Dahlia on October 31, 2011

Just wanted to take a few moments and promote a good friend of mine who is doing her first live internet radio interview today at 12 noon. Yolanda Washington is a Science-Fiction writer and poet who is working on her first novel (one of her characters bears a striking resemblance to Idris Elba, so I’m already sold 🙂 ) and one of the posts on her blog, From Laser Beams to Sociology, caught the attention of another writer, Quinn Barrett, the author of Invisible Snow. Quinn will be interviewing Yolanda to discuss the connections between science fiction and sociology. Here is the link to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wisebearbooks

If you’ve been following for a while, you know that Yolanda is a regular on my blog with her comments and encouraging words. She has even guest-posted for me. We connected through LinkedIn several months ago and since then, she’s become my critique partner, a cheerleader on this writing path, and overall,  a really great friend. So, if you’re free at noon, please check out the Internet interview. You can even listen to it later if you’re not able to catch it live.

Congrats, Yolanda! You’re movin’ on up like The Jeffersons, lady!

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Promoting: Online Radio Shows

Posted by Dahlia on April 11, 2011

Many writers are aware that marketing the books they write will be primarily their responsibility. Regardless of if the book is self-published, or the writer goes with  independent/small publisher, or a major one, the author has to do a lot of the marketing and promotion. One way to promote is by radio interviews, specifically online radio shows. There are many online radio shows solely dedicated to featuring authors and their books. Many of these shows use the same platforms to promote the show as the author – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Also, some of the shows tie in book reviews to the interview so it’s like a two for one deal. Blogtalkradio.com has a variety of radio shows to meet your genre and intended audience. Below are some links to radio shows that I have come across in researching promoting my book when I get to that step. Keep in mind, my list is limited to the target audience for my story, so feel free to add to and expand this list. No matter where you are in your process of writing, it’s never too early to begin thinking of your marketing strategy, and online radio shows is one medium in which to promote your work and yourself as the writer. For readers, online radio shows are good ways to learn about the latest books coming out, as well as get an inside view of the book that you can’t find in the blurb that’s on the back cover.

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