Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the January Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series!
I have to apologize for the delay in posting up the answers for Children’s Book interview series as we previously had two authors pulling out from the interview due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, we thank them for introducing two other authors for this interview series. But, now we now have not 12, but 14 authors participating in this group author interview.
Yes, I’m breaking the rules for this interview series! While looking for the last author to join us, I had to email a few of them at one go, just to make sure at least one of them gets back to me to complete this interview series. And guess what? I had not one, but THREE authors sending in their submissions at the same time! Can I say no to two of them? Would it be fair? No! So, yes, the more the merrier, I thought. Therefore, let’s welcome 14 authors for this interview series.
The first seven questions are from a ten-year old children’s book reviewer and BookTuber, named Neha Praveen. You can follow her on Twitter at @npstation2018
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So, the 6th question is “What do you think of video bloggers or You Tubers who promote books? ”
1) Author #1 : Ann Harrison-Barnes
I think that if you have the talent and desire to promote your favorite authors, then I congratulate you. YouTubers and bloggers who promote authors and their work are great promotional outlets, in my opinion.
2) Author #2: Samantha Hardin
I think they are awesome. Indie authors especially need a lot of exposure to get books sold. I would love for someone to talk about my book.
3) Author #3: C.J. Rains
I think that is a very good idea, although I’ve not done it myself yet.
4) Author #4: Padma Venkatraman
Thanks for celebrating reading and books – that’s wonderful and I appreciate you all deeply.
5) Author #5: Elizabeth Gerlach
I think it’s a great idea and just another channel that can help with book awareness with new audiences. It also allows some interactivity, showing video and pages of the book during a reading.
6) Author #6: Cassie Miller
I think they are wonderful. I can’t think of anything better than someone sharing something they a passionate about with others especially when that thing is literature
7) Author #7: Charlie Bee
We’re all for it! We’re happy for our work to be promoted in this way.
8) Author #8: Jerry Craft
I love them. I’ve done some that have turned out great. And with my schedule, it’s nice to do it online so that I don’t have to travel to a studio to record.
9) Author #9: Linda Covella
I know YouTube popularity is skyrocketing, so I think authors need to get involved in YouTube promotion.
10) Author #10: Tracy K
They can help some.
11) Author #11: Beffy Parkin
I think video bloggers and book vloggers are amazing at expressing their passion for literature! It’s lovely to see people are excited about books and are wanting to talk about them.
12) Author #12: Lory Linn
I think it’s a wonderful idea! Many people, myself included, are quick to turn to video blogs and YouTube to find reviews on products, so, I think it’s an excellent way to get the books into the hands of people.
13) Author #13: Karen Magnen
I have no problem with video bloggers or you tubers promoting books. I have reached out to one woman who will be reading stories to children via You Tube, and she said she will gladly look at my stories for this purpose when they are released.
14) Author #14: Dr. Graham Clingbine
I do not have too much experience in this area but of the little I tried it was somewhat disappointing.
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