D. A. Ratliff: “Me? Do an Interview? On the Radio?”

D. A. Ratliff offers insight and tips to prepare an author to interview on the best medium for marketing their book—the radio.

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“Me? Do an Interview? On the Radio?”

D. A. Ratliff

Writing is a solitary endeavor when putting words on paper or a computer screen. However, authors can rarely accomplish the marketing of said writing alone.

The myriad of marketing opportunities can be confusing and, for authors, finding the right platform for promoting a book offers a variety of choices. One thing to remember is that reading is a private experience. The reader and words are all that is necessary. However, communication of a book’s content and its appeal to a reader is essential to getting a book into a reader’s hands.

The writing gurus (there are many) encourage authors to write pithy cover blurbs and create an attractive cover design to attract readers. The problem is that there are only a finite number of customers in brick-and-mortar bookstores or pursuing online booksellers, at any one given time. How does a…

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