What is Book Talk Radio Club?
An internet talk radio station all about authors and their books. Listen to interviews with upcoming writers talking about their books and the inspiration for writing them. Discover new and exciting books in all genres and get to know the authors behind them.
Book Talk Radio Club is also a literary marketing agency. We promote your books and your author brand to well over ONE MILLION readers via social media and syndication. Each author has their own dedicated author page with a head and shoulders picture, a short bio, images of their book covers with a short synopsis of each title and links to:
• Author’s sales channel (i.e. Amazon)
• Author’s social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram)
• Author’s website and or blog
• Author’s Goodreads author page
Book Talk Radio Club uploads your interview podcasts (see below) to your dedicated author page and uses the page and your interviews as tools for promotions and marketing.
How do readers listen to my interviews?
All authors interviews are LIVE on air as they happen and can be listened directly from Book Talk Radio Club’s website Interviews are saved as podcasts once the broadcast is completed and used for promotional purposes.
How do readers know about my interviews on Book Talk Radio Club?
Announcements are made on Book Talk Radio Club’s website, our Facebook page and Twitter feed. other specialised Facebook groups as well as Book Talk Radio Club’s Goodreads group.
Where are my interviews promoted?
Interviews are uploaded to:
Book Talk Radio Club’s Facebook page & group, specialised Facebook groups, Twitter page, our You Tube channel & our Goodreads group (Silver Author Membership)
Syndicated to iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast (Gold Author Membership)
What do you need from me?
• A head and shoulders image of you
• A short bio (approximately 190 words)
• Links to your social media platforms
• Link to your sales channels
• Link to your Goodreads author page
• Link to your website and/or blog
• Images of your book covers
• A short description of your books
How long does an interview go on for?
Each interview generally lasts for approximately 10-15 minutes in length.
I’m quite nervous about being interviewed on radio
Book Talk Radio Club always emails a copy of the interview questions to you two days before the interview is due to take place, so there are no surprises. Remember, I am here to promote your books, not test you!
Do I have to be in a studio for my interview?
No, not at all, interviews are carried out on Skype, so an author can be absolutely anywhere as long as there is a good internet connection and of course you have Skype.
Can I share my interviews with my Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram followers?
Yes, you are actively encouraged to share! The more shares, the quicker and further your author brand and books get in front of the eyes of readers. In fact every time a post is written about you, the author, it is put on your Facebook timeline (with your consent), giving you easy access to share.
Does Book Talk Radio Club have any feedback from it’s authors?
Yes, it most certainly does! Here are a couple of them:
Evadeen Brickwood, Young Adult Sci-Fi & Cosy Mysteries author - "Book Talk Radio is more than just a new marketing service for self publishers. Claire Perkins' genuine interest in her fellow authors and their books is tangible during the interviews. It felt more like chatting to a friend and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Gordon Kuhn, author of dark psychological novels (both non-fiction & fiction) and contemporary poet - "Dear Claire, I wanted to write and to tell you how impressed I was this morning with your interview. I thought your range of questions was appropriate and focused on not only on me as the author, but also took into account the characters in my writing but fictional and non-fictional . I was equally impressed as to the professionalism exhibited both before, during, and after the interview. I look forward to working with you again. THIS SAID TO OTHERS: If you want a professional interview about your writing then contact Claire as I am sure she will surprise you with all that she can do for you. She is also a writer and understands what we all go through, so, give her a call. send her an email. You won't regret it. Sincerely yours, Gordon Kuhn"
You can read more of them here and here
How much does it cost?
You can compare prices for our memberships on our Author Services page here
How do I join Book Talk Radio Club?
Go to Author Services page and decide which membership you want and you can pay for it on the page by clicking the Buy it Now button. All payments are made through PayPal (You don’t need a Paypal account, this just the safe method to pay.)
Can I talk to anyone before I join up just to ask a few questions?
Yes of course. You can contact Book Talk Radio by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype at clairehperkins
Who is behind Book Talk Radio Club/Who owns it?
Claire Perkins is a self-published author and knows how hard it is to get your name out there. She was let down very badly by a national radio station that should have known better and cancelled her on air interview to an audience of thousands at the last minute. Rather than stay angry and upset, she decided to set up her own internet radio station for authors - kind of like talk radio but 'Book Talk Radio' to give self-published authors (and traditionally published authors) the voice they deserve.