Last week, we touched on Blog Interviews. What to expect, required links and info to have on hand, ect. This week we’ll do a follow up to that.
How do you approach someone, asking to be interviewed on their blog?
First follow them on Twitter a while, and follow their blog to learn how they do things, and what kinds of stories they are interested in. Send them an email explaining you have a book you think they’d be interested in, and would like to be interviewed, if they are taking requests at the time. Thank them for their time, and wait for a response.
Side note: Most bloggers are happy to interview authors. Most authors are happy to receive interview requests. So, don’t be shy. Be patient. Make sure you contact people who are interested in your genres, ect. Some bloggers will be willing to do a review of your book if you send them a free PDF. Some authors like to offer a free PDF as a prize for a contest after their interview. It garners more reader interaction, usually gains your blog more comments, and is a win-win for both author and blogger.
P.S. I know this is uber short, and quick. Sorry I have a long, busy week ahead, modding and attending the conference. Ay questions, feel free to ask and i’ll answer them next week’s post, if not sooner. 🙂