It has been a wild couple of weeks. As you may or may not know, I've just signed a publishing contract with Rhemalda Publishing. Although I've been in this business long enough to know not to get all that excited about any forthcoming endeavor, I have to say that I've been really impressed with Rhemalda so far. In fact, they just sent me a 32 page marketing strategy that involves writing some blog entries, etc.
Needless to say, work on promoting this upcoming book, plus the classes I'm taking (I'm getting my teacher's license because my wife is pregnant and that motivated me to get another credential for the resume...like only a pregnant wife can), plus the aforementioned pregnancy is keeping me almost too busy to do the work that I had planned for Swordreaver.com.
However, all that is not to say that I've given up on the prospect of promoting new and upcoming writers. In fact, I think this is just about the most important thing I'm doing (right after the baby of course:). But I'm just starting to realize that I'm going to need a little more help from you the writers.
When I examined my interviews up to this point, I realized that they pretty much all follow the same format. Therefore, I figured I'd write up about 10 "stock" questions and refer potential interviewees to them so that they could work up a document and send it to me. I can then follow up on this document and ask a few more questions before eventually publishing the whole thing on this page and promoting it on "Heroic Fantasy."
Again, this whole interview/promotion thing is free, all I ask is that you invite your friends to join the "Heroic Fantasy" Facebook group (It's really in your best interest since the more people there are on that, the more people there are to potentially read your interview).
I'm also thinking that I might need a few editors for posting things on to the Swordreaver.com page, if any of you are interested in that, please send an email to walterrhein at gmail dot com (a little understanding of how blogger works is preferred).
So, for those of you who have been forwarded to this link in order to find the interview questions, here they are:
1. Can you tell us a little bit about "Insert Name of Your Novel Here?"
2. What's your background with writing?
3. Who are your inspirations/influences?
4. What was it like working with "Insert name of publisher here, and include URL so I can link to them"
5. Who was responsible for the cover/book design?
6. What are you doing in terms of marketing/publicity?
7. Do you have any stories from book signings/radio interviews/etc.?
8. What is the name of your blog (include the URL to link to) and what can readers expect to find there?
9. What projects do you have planned for the future?
10. Is there anything else about you we should know?
Please feel free to have as much fun as you can with these questions (the more you write, the more likely people are to buy your book). Also, make sure you send me a .jpg of your book cover that is at least 650 pixels wide (again, my email is walterrhein at gmail dot com, you can also contact Shells Walter for an interview at shellsinterviews at yahoo dot com--and she will probably get it posted faster than I will).
Thanks, and keep writing!!!