Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed by our magazine!
To begin with, we need some basic information about you. (This info won't be published.) Your Name *
What country are you from? Your Age Select from: Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or Above Prefer Not to Answer
Your Gender is: * Select Male Female Other Interview Page Basics (Public Information)
Please Note: While you will have the opportunity to introduce your book to our readers and hopefully interest them in buying it, the overall interview should not be solely self-promotional. We are interested in publishing interesting interviews which our readers will enjoy reading. Please avoid repeatedly urging readers to buy your book or bragging endlessly about having the most amazing, incredible writing skills in the world. Thank you!
Author image *
Please upload an image of yourself (try to keep it up to 1MB file size or the upload will take a long time and slow your submission).
Interview Excerpt *
Please write a nice, short summary about yourself mentioning your full name, that you are an author and this is an interview with you! See this as a promotional ad for yourself, so make it something a reader would want to click on to read the interview and learn more about you.
You can add up to 5 links. Include a link to where people can buy your books. If you have an interesting video about your book/a book trailer you can link to that as well.
Introduce yourself *
Here you can write whatever you like about yourself and your work in general.
You can either introduce yourself in a conversational manner or write a standard bio.
Tell our readers something about your history. Feel free to mention all your achievements (example: "I've sold over 500k books. My books have been translated into 13 languages"). Please try not to sound overly self-promotional (example: "I'm the best, most amazing author in the world."). Keep it interesting for readers.
In this section, you'll find many questions.
Answer as many questions as you wish. Of course, the more interesting this interview is, the more people will enjoy reading about you and your work and perhaps share it with their friends. Please be aware, while you don't have to answer all the questions, if the interview is extremely short, we may not publish it. About Your Book Your book's title: *
Note: This interview will be mainly focused on one of your books. You can tell us about the book you're most proud of, your most successful book, or about a book you're going to publish.
Upload Your Book(s) Cover * Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg.
Here's where you can upload the cover image(s) of your book(s). Please upload reasonable size images, not the huge cover art you send to print.
If you have written multiple books, you may upload up to 8 images. What is your book about? *
Share a short, interesting summary of your book to make our readers want to know more.
How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book? *
What inspired you to write this book?
What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? What was the hardest part of writing this book? What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Give us an interesting fun fact about a character or event in your book. How did your readers receive this book?
(For published books.) Did you receive 100 raving 5-star reviews? Did you get a touching letter from a reader? Did your book hit a bestseller list? Did you gain a large following thanks to this book? Feel free to quote excerpts of 1-3 special reader reviews if you want.
What's the strangest, funniest, or weirdest thing you've had to research for one of your books? Discovering Your Calling As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? At what age did you start writing stories or books? What was your first writing experience like?
What was the first story you wrote?
How did you launch your career?
What were the most important things you did which helped you get to where you are now? Was it by pure luck your books become popular? Did you run a special promotion or giveaway? Did you have to work hard promoting yourself or did a publisher help you launch your career?
What was the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome? * What were the lowest points of your career? Did you ever suffer any heartaches, disappointments, losses, or depressions?
Examples: Someone stole your story, an editor insulted you, a publisher tore up your story in front of your face, someone gave you a bad review, your mother told you to stop writing and get a job etc. You were ready to give up on writing because of...
What kept you going..? How has your environment, family, and upbringing influenced your writing?
Did your parents support your writing dreams and career?
Your Career as an Author
Tell us all about yourself!
Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How many books have you written so far? What genres do you write in? What inspires you to write?
Where does your inspiration come from?
What are the titles of your other books? What makes your writing special? What do you consider to be your best accomplishment? What are your current projects? Do you ever suffer a writers-block? If so, how do you overcome it? What is your process of writing a story? What's your favorite environment for creativity and productivity? What is your work schedule like when you're writing? Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits? Publishing & Marketing Your Book/s Where do you sell your books? Do you have an agent/publisher or do you self-publish? * Tell us about your self-publishing experience...
If you self-publish, please expand on your experience. Would you have preferred a publisher or are you better off this way financially? What are the pros and cons, and the biggest challenges you face/faced self-publishing?
Tell us about your publishing experience...
Who is your agent/publisher? How did you get your agent? How difficult was it to land an agent?
Tell us about your experience and what it took to make it happen for you. Was it a long process to get your book/s published? Did you get a lot of rejections? How did rejections affect you? What helped you? What is it like to work with an agent/publisher? Pros and cons. Do you only work with your agent/publisher or do you also self-publish other books? Do you have different agents/publishers for different books you write? Have you been published/featured in any magazines or newspapers? Have you received any editorial reviews from noteworthy sources?
If so, feel free to quote them here. We may feature them in the interview.
Have you won any book awards or writing contests? How has being featured in magazines/winning awards/having editorial reviews helped you?
Do you think it helped you get an agent/publisher? Has it helped you sell more books?
How do you promote and market your books? * What is your advice to aspiring authors? *
On writing? Marketing? General getting started advice, how to get published etc. What writing courses/workshops/classes did you take? Can you recommend any specific writing books or courses to aspiring writers?
Last but Not Least...
Let's get personal!
What are you really good at and love doing asides from writing? Would you like to tell us about your current/former job, occupation or a business you may have?
Share your professional achievements in other fields. Tell us about your other businesses/current or past careers.
What do you like to do when you're not writing? What are your favorite books? What authors do you admire? If you were deserted on an island, which three people would you want to have with you and why?
Any fictional character from your book you'd love to meet in person and spend time with? A fictional character from any other book? A famous person that is neither a family member nor a friend?
What would you do if you weren't a writer? What are your big dreams and goals? What do you love best about an author's lifestyle and being an author?