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Interviews are currently open
1. What are interviews and how do they help?
a. As many authors know reviews are an integral part of the writing process but what many don't know is that interviews can help the consumer not only know about your book but about the person behind the words. This can help create a more personal connection with the author, which is turn makes people feel more like they are friends then just a stranger. Interviews can show off an authors personality in ways that other marketing cannot.
2. Who do we interview?
a. As with our reviews, we only do interviews with Indie Authors. What do we consider an Indie Author? In short, we consider an Indie Author someone who self-publishes their work to sites such as amazon and smashwords. To dive into a bit more detail, an indie author is someone who works without the resources of a traditional publishing company. This means you publish your work while maintaining full rights of said work. An Indie Author is someone who works on every aspect of publishing from writing the book, publishing the book, getting an editor, marketing their own book, etc. We also consider and work with authors who have a friend (like Eli) or a small collective (a few indie authors who work together to publish under a similar name but maintain all rights of their work) to complete the necessary things of publishing. If you have gained an "advance" for your book, work with someone called an "agent" or have a team of experts behind your work, you are considered a traditional author and we will not be able to complete a review for your book.
a. These guidelines are easy to follow and are not complicated, but they must be followed. Any missing files, information or guidelines not followed will hinder our review process and will most likely end in a denied review request.
+ As stated above, you must be an Indie Author (self-published)
+ The form must be filled out in full. Any missing information will hinder the review process and could result in a denied request
+ Our interviews are a minimum of ten questions, usually specific to the author we are interviewing. Additional questions and content can be purchased on Fiverr.
+ We require either a picture of yourself, this is for the purpose of our readers to see the person behind the work.
+ You may also add a picture of a character or your book cover.
Once the form is filled out in full, you can expect a response within seven business days. Once again, because things can be lost in the foray if you do not hear back in the allotted amount of time, please fill out another form.
b. Interview Process
Once we contact you we will send the questions as well as the logistics of the interview. The timeline for this is completely up to you, the quicker you reply with the answers the sooner we can finish this process.
After we have all your information and answers, it will take up to seven business days to post an interview. Don't worry, we try getting it up much sooner as we are just as excited as you are!
Now, get that form filled out!