The coronavirus has upended our world. Almost everyone across the country – and even the world – is now facing “Shelter in Place” restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. Most businesses are taking a significant financial hit.
As an author, you can still grow the audience for your books—right from your home—during this pandemic. The good news is life has not ground to a complete halt. While where we go in public has been restricted, where we go on the Internet is still wide open.
Online radio and podcasts are still open for business. These shows are still interviewing people. Since radio and podcasts are all recorded over the phone or the Internet, there is fear of spreading the virus. So, the shows go on.
People are still listening to radio and podcasts, and may even be listening more because they have more time to do so, as their leisure activities are restricted. Being a guest on radio shows and podcasts is a great way to grow your audience.
As an author stuck at home, you can spend time securing radio and podcast interviews. And conduct them right from your home over your phone or computer.
After all, people need to hear a message of hope during this difficult time. As a Christian author, you have that message.
If you are not sure how to go about securing interviews on podcasts and radio shows, I suggest that you join Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA). We are running a Coronavirus Special during the month of April.
The Membership fee has been reduced to $75. With your membership fee, you will have access to the following:
- List of over 100 Radio and Podcast Shows actively interviewing authors – with host names and contact information. The value of this list alone is worth more than your Membership fee.
- Reference Guides on:
- Creating an Author Media Kit
- How to Pitch the Media for a Guest Interview
- Tips for a Successful Media Interview
Being interviewed on a radio show or podcast is one of the best ways to grow your audience and expose more people to your books. Take advantage of your “Shelter in Place” time to grow your audience. It will pay off.
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