Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Interviews galore

Today was spent doing interviews: a full hour by phone with a radio station in Alamogordo, New Mexico, followed by five hours (!) face-to-face with a magazine journalist in my home -- more about that one soon. :) And tomorrow, I'm off to the headquarters of Space: The Imagination Station to record an interview about Rollback, plus some other things for them.

Meanwhile, just received copies of the Spanish edition of Starplex -- eleven years after it came out in English. Nice to see it finding new readers -- not to mention generating new income! :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At March 06, 2007 10:24 PM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Very cool Rob, look forward to these.

At March 22, 2007 7:02 AM , Blogger books said...

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At March 22, 2007 8:56 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, "Books." Funny you should say that. In fact, Mike Shinabery, the reporter from Alamogordo, first found out about me through Radio-TV Interview Report, the publication you're talking about. I advertised there for my novel Frameshift a decade ago.

Of course, Radio-TV Interview Report isn't cheap; even in 1997, I paid US$1,422, and that was a special sale price even then, for a "Three-month standard package."

The results were so-so (and I knew they would be up front; promoting fiction is very difficult). At least in the 1990s, the going rate for a freelance publicist was about $100 per interview landed, and I figure that's about what I got from Radio-TV Interview Report.

I was satisfied enough to advertise again for Factoring Humanity in 1998, but haven't used the (your?) service since, although I do think about it from time to time.

Note: despite the title, Radio-TV Interview Report landed me only radio stations, and mostly small market ones at that. For an SF author back in the 1990s, the problem was that even if the small-market listeners decided they wanted my books, the small-market bookstores would have few if any copies on hand. Today, with online bookshopping much more prevalent, that might not be as big an issue.

The text of my Radio-TV Interview Report ad for Frameshift can be found here, and the one for Factoring Humanity is here.

Notes on the photos: in the Frameshift ad, that's me (in a Tilley jacket!) inside the giant DNA molecule model on the set of Discovery Channel Canada's nightly science program @discovery.ca (now known as Daily Planet), and in the Factoring Humanity ad, I'm cozying up to a home-made robot that Carolyn and I constructed just for the photo shoot.


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