Author Interview Questions

Would you like to do an Author Interview for On The Page? It's simple. Just answer as many of the following questions as you would like, and email them to mail at Be sure to include an author picture, and the cover to your latest book. Also, send links to any social media or sites to buy your work.

Please introduce yourself.

How long have you been publishing?

Tell us about your latest book.  

Who are your major influences?
 Is writing your full time career?

Do you see writing as a hobby or career?

What made you decide to become a self published author?

Do you feel that your material is different than traditionally published authors?

Do you deal with issues that traditional publishers don't normally touch?

Who edits your work?

Who does the covers to your books? 

What are you willing to spend money on, as a writer? What aren't you?

What is your favorite part of being self published?

What is your least favorite?

Do you do your own promotion, or hire someone?

What has been the most productive tool for promoting your book?

Do you have Facebook/Twitter? How effective are they as promotional tools?

What is the most important piece of advice you can give someone just starting out in self publishing?

If a publisher came knocking, would you make the switch? Why or why not?

What other creative outlets do you have? Music, film, etc?

What does your family think of your writing career?

How important are reviews to making sales?

How do you deal with bad reviews?

Do you also review other writers?

How do you give a bad review?

What changes would you like to see in the self publishing industry?

Do you participate in Amazon's KDP Select program? Why or Why not?

What would you like average readers to know about self publishing?

What's the biggest frustration with being a self published writer?

 Do you write to music? If so, what kind?

Could any of your books be made into films?

What actors would play your characters?

Do you go to writing conventions? Why or why not?

Do you blog? Why or Why not?

Do you have any certain ideas or ideals that you try to instill in your work?

Why do you write?

If you had to stop writing tomorrow, what would you do?

Does self publishing carry a stigma?

What would you like readers to know about you from your work?

If you could talk shop with any other author, who would it be?

What have you learned from reading other people's work?

Do you read more ebooks or physical copies? 

Do you think the traditional publishing format is an endangered species?

What would the consequences be of the demise of the traditional bookstore?


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